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County 3eat News 

• Red Lake River 

r We had the pleasure of attending the 
meeting held in the Commercial - Club 
rooms in Thief River Falls on Thursday 
evening of last week' to discuss the 


Favored with three jterfedfc days, the 

fourteenth annua! ftnningtoti County 

. Fair wa.i brought to a close last Friday. 

Prom every point of view the exhibition ; _ 

y will go down in the fair history as the* ! ^ e3t ' on °f dredging and bridging the 

/ most sucsessfaj. /fair ever hald. The 1 Red Lake Ritfer. While we could not 

V exhibits far excelled tho=e of forrri9r remain td here all bf ddtlgre&sman 

i * years and showed the keen interest of Steenerson remarks we heard enough 

| '""* -exhibitors. The attendance records ! to convince us that the War.' Depart- 

* "~ "ware a^HiiV-b 

t.vo hundn 

: ". furnished the free exhibitions and were I but that they might be. induced to 

considered the best ever attempted at a ! pant the.rdople the privilege bf build- 

f county faiK On Thursday and Friday »ig across under certain restrictions. 

*-■" the excellent racing cards attracted I Now while w e realize the necessity of 

,, hundreds. Aviator Webster navigated bridges we consider drainage of far 

the skys on the last two days and his ' greater importance. As one settler ex» 

ioro. me actenaance records < tv * *-««▼•«« uo um^ mc n«i j^cpaii.- 
h-brok«H -making a gain qf I n*ent will not be willing to make an ap- 
!red! Th<* Patterson shows' \ prdpiation for the" dredging of the river 

-. flights were wholly satisfactory.. 

John. Reitz, a resident on the East 

. Side, was arrested last Jldnday on a 

warrant sworn out by Mrs. Rqnne 

charging him with assaulti rteitz was 

fined five dollars and costs. 

.' With'put a Uqubt the best and-. most 

. exciting. base ( ball game ever played on 
the local diamond, was played last Sun- 
day. T^he competing team was Red 
tiake Falls and they had some aggrega- 
tion. The game. Went beyond the 
tegular nine inriirigs, the score being 

' 2 to 2. At six o'clock the teams were 
still after the bacon, in the thirteenth 
i mingj the score still being a tie. As 
the state .-law 

; Sunday affcec s; 

/withdrew their men from the field 

prohibits base ball jpn 
sii .o'ptock tbe Isams 

Highlanding News 

w^Irsi Robinson of Grafton, North 
.- 1 Dakota-, is spending some time with her 
sister, Mrs. Overum and children! 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Yohn of Good 
ridge, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry EHastn 
Epent Sunday with Mrs. Narveson. 

. Miss Arvella Heggestjuen visited with 
bar friend, Miss Broofeh 'at Thief River 
Falls last Thursday and Friday, and 
a'.so attended the fair. 

. Mrs. Gunder Srickson and children 

'i»iMff>d with ' r ponds' aiiH f-v»lp+ !■%.}* at: 
Thief River Falls 

pressed it, what is the use of bridges if 
they. can raise nothing for market. To 
be sure there are many farms not af- 
fected and to those a bridge would be 
of great benefit but the needs of the 
greatest number should be considered 
first - t 

There is no doubt but what the Use of 
the river for flooting logs in past years 
has had a tendency to cause some of 
the obstructions! The War Depart- 
ment have heretofore refused to give 
the settlers any relief when overflows 
were cause by dams and log jams but 
now when it is practically a necessity 
that something be done insinuate their 
willingness that the river should be de- 
clared unnavlgable rai her than go to 
the expense of keeping it in condition 
for the navigation of small boats. It 
would be but a small- expense to dredge 
the river from tHe outlet to Thief River 
Falls to a sufficient depth to allow 
launches and small freight boats to ply 
between that city ant! the lake and the 
amount of pleasure" and benefit to be 
derived therefrom would be great be- 
sides supplying an dtttlet for the entire 
drainage system of the eastern territory 
and making valuatilS farming land of 
thousands of acres of land that is now 
practically useless. Rather than have 
the river declared unnavlgable we be 
liev.e it would be better to go to work 
and build bridges Bimilar to those across 


Miss Beatrice Erickson is spendirg 
bar vacation at the home of her uncle, 
L.J. Erickson. 

Miss Annetta Klementson is working 
in Thief River Falls. 

v. Mr. and Mrs. {5.\. C. Gulrud and 
daughter, Gretta,. anil Ella Olson cf 
Goodridge, visited with Miss -Olson's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Olson last 

''Saturday evening* 

.: Mr. and Mrs. Car] ElgjMr. and iVr?. 
Ciiffo.-d Shosten of ,Erie, and E. P. 
'Haggestuen and daughter, Arvella 
visited at the Overum. home Siind_ay. 

^treamsthatrBrounnX^rthleniiit if in- 
several 'days' lasT]" ter f ered wi th by the War Department 
fight it out in the courts. No court of 
equity would be likely to sustain any 
objection as long as the river remains 
in its present condition* 

\Ve understand that our State Drain- 
age engineer favors the state taking 
the matter in charge but we could not 
remain to hear his remarks. It is 
evident something must be done and 
that soon. It is up to the state or 
Congress, or both to gjve the settlers 
relief and our Congressman and State 
Senator from this district should get 
busy and formulate a plan to give ' the 
river settlers the^ relief to which they 
are justly entitled. They have paid for 
their land and have spent nearly half a 
million dollars in drainage ditchers and 
are at the end of their resourses and 
without outside assistance many will be 
compelled to give up. 


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Goodridge Restaurant 

Board by the day. or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good moms. 
Confectionery :-: :-: :-: Soft ifrinks 
Cigars :-: :-: Pipes :-: :-: Tobacco 
Barber Shop .\ In Connection. 

STEPHENSEN- BROS., Proprietors*. 





Livery and Feed Barn 

If you Want an Auto " or Horse Livery you 
should patroniie those Who help in building, up our 

We have invested a large amount of money in 
helping to build Up G.Hodridee and feel entitled to 
yBur patronage as long as our charges are reasonable 
and we treat you right, 

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City Draf Lihe In Connection 






GHDUDREN'S FAIR. There is no other Fair in America 
that pays as much attention to^jthe boys and girls. At the 
Fair, Sept. 6 to llj spelling and pig club contests for the 
State championship will be neldifor 150 children. A Farm 
Poys' Camp for oyer 100 farm boys will be held at the 
fair's expense. Over $300 in prizes are offered for corn 
Bhown by the boys. A baby show for children between 12 
and 36 months of age will be a big feature. The greatest 
display of school, work ever assembled is to be shown in 
the School Exhibits building. Over one-fourth of j the 
5s^ Woman's building is reserved/ior a child welfare and kin- 
>^4ergarten exhibit, and the work of little boys and girls in 
state schools for the unfortunate. A canning contest for 
girls, and a girls' bread, making- contest for the state cham- 
pionship, as. wjejl as liberal prizes for girls' cooking! and 
sewing, will interest the girls. ^Wrife to Jbhn.C. Simpson, 
Hamline, Minn., for a premium list. Going? LET'S GO! 

Subscribe vfor The Eleven Towns. 

Old papers for sale at this office in 5 
and 10 cent packages. 

Dr. P. H. Gambell, 'phone No. 140, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. . ". . . 

Get your auction sale bills printed at 
the Eleven Totfns office. 

tlie. iOc. ciffat" with, qualiiy.' 1 -"' 

KB. J. Olson of Reinerj did some 
Shopping in our village Wednesday. 

Miss Sarah Homitie of Erie, visited 
the Eleven Towns family Wednesday. 

O. C. Hanson;- of the Empire Lot Co. 
was doing business in Goodridge Fri- 

Grant Gulrud of Thief River Falls, is 
a guest at the dulrud's home .this 

F. A. Carlson of Dassel," this statp; 
transacted business in Goodridge 

Martin Anderson of Reiner, purchas- 
ed a Ford run-about from Abe Johnsrud 

Swan Ackerblade, of Hag, 

.Mrs. Carl Jacobson of Reiner, visited 
with her husband in Goodr dge Wednes- 

; Albert Anderson purch ased a new 
binder Monday from Tvedt & Prichard 
Company.; • | 

'feaac A. Skauge of Hilda, visited his 

br&her in Thief River Falls -^>ver night 

Give them a trial* CAJilM.ESjMpnday v ,. ,; , -. , 

*-- -' " ■-*--■■-. -.■- r. -~ -,;-- .^ '=2?^ ^;f.^t .u^c-c^. •; vj--r-::.-.. 

The Steffehson reBtaurant building ib 
nearly completed and the fajir ily moved 
in Tuesday* | 

If you have any thing to se 1 or trade 
It costs 

try an ad in the Eleven Town: 

but a trifle and is sure to bring results. 

Big Reduction on all winter foot- 
wear and all other winter goods at 
the Goodridge Mercantile Company. 

Ole G. Lee and Olof O. Omlid of Erie, 
were in Goodridge on business 'Monday. 
They report crops in that vicinity the 
best ever seen. 

Miss Annie Asplund of Thief River 
Falls, visited at the Foss home Satur- 
day and Sunday. She returned home 
Monday evening. 

Cha's Rossman started out Saturday 
on his first trip with'a meat wagon _he 

Gaodridge Wednesday looking after and Johnson have been rigging up* 
cen. See his ad in another column, for the country trade. * ■' • *•* 

Tom Nelson of Reiner, .made this > Loan3 made on improved farms a 
office a pleasant call Monday for the low rate of interest with Stephen 

purpose of adding his name to the 
Eleven Towns subscription list. 

Mike Anderson of Reiner, transacted 
business in Goodridge Tuesday. While 
here he called at our office and had his 
subscription advanced another year. 

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Gulrud and chil- 
dren, and Mr. and Mrs. Jens Keverson 
and children of Thief River Falls, visit- 
ed at the (Ulbert and Otto Gulrud's 
homes at this place Sunday. 

Mr. Tvedt "of the Tvedt & Prichard 
Lumber Company of Goodridge) was in 
town Tuesday for a short time. He has 
land interests in Benville and is quite 
interested in the new county scheme.—. 
The Eagle. 

At the election ho-ld in the Goodridge 
Hall last ThQrsday there were thirty 
four votes cast/all of which were for 
incorporation. As soon as the papers 
hra filed with the Secretary of State 
another election will be called to elect 
officers for the new town. 

Peter Eberhart and John Moatrom 
have formed a copartnership know as 
the Eberbart-Mostrdm Lumber Co. and 
thev expect to engage -in the lumber 
business, on a lafge scale at Neptune 
where feostrom has a good mill. They 
already have, several hundred thousand 
^ee^ of logg^n^ivou will- vl fiji.^ them sup- 
plied with nil kinds of lumber for build*- 

ref Mia,, ttje... Efci&fogton 
wai j?et't^n{9 yq&i- than 


From all 
cdiinty Fair was 

any previous year^. f |ft.^batH?t .was 
yery favorable, the a'ttend'acce large 
and the exhibits much better ihajjhere- 
tofore. If it could have been held: two 
yjeeka later nnder th» same iavc'fflble 
weather conditions there would haye 
ahles ^tb^was^not'pbs^bl|.l^^ett^y: r ui l 



SiNQKR. Call and get rate before plac- 
ing your loan elsewhere. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Peterson of Thief 
River Falls, visited over Sunday at the 
home of Mrs. Peterson's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs., John Markuson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reed, of Thief 
River Falls, came up ' Friday to visit 
with Mrs. Reeds parents, -Mr. and Mr3. 
Frank Zavoral, near Erie. 


Mrs. Rose Vatova, of Thorhult 
has been visiting her parents, H: 


Mrs. Frank Zavoral the past week, re- 
turned home by auto Monday. 

Mr. and Mrs. McBrad3 f , of; Evanston, 

111. were in our village a cou 
last week looking over the 
with the view of investing. 

>le days 
.Mr. Me 

Sprfie Ball Game 

The game Sunday between Erie and 

. It Was a Girl 

, .-. . — The sUrk called at the home cf Mr. 

Goodridge idsulted in a score of 26 to 3 and Mrs. C. O. Stei.henson Friday 
mfavorpfGjodridgeinthe first half morning and left a package which upon 
of the seventh inning. . The first two' investigation-proved to be a fine' girl 
innings were interesting as the score baby. Charlev said iL*was a mistakom 
then was but-2 to 1 but at the begining it was a bov he wanted but as ti w 
of the.third the Erie boys got rattled. ! mistake could not very w^ll be rectified 
The Mud Hens are good players and concluded to give * a horn*- 
given the practice that Goodridge has ' Mother and child doing nicelv and Char- 
had, we believe they could hold -their l ey gives you a betti-rshave'thanusual 
own with them. t 

Good Roads For Goodridge 

h busings 
»nd before 
see a fine 

Something To Be Proud Of 

There are not man^ villages in the 
Under the supervision of A. Kately S ta te that have incorporated, within o:ie 
thefcounty road west of town connect- vear from the time tllG first building 
ing .the grade on the north with the j was erected. 

town line grade was completed .the first On September 1st 1914, there was 
of the week and is now in as fine shape noL a building of any nature erected on 
as any of the roads in Eastern Penning- the town sitti o f Goodridge. On Aug. 
ton county. Credit should be given i 6tD - we voted to incorporate and out of 
Supervisor Wold for the work that has ; 36 votes cast there was .not one can in 
been done as it means much for the opposition and bt?fore Septombyr In. 
y! II age of Goodridge as it is now pos- ; ) 915 we will be organized and have u 
sible for farmers from all the territory ' ^ u " set .of officials: 
tributary to get into our village with' Not only that but our business bu'li' : 
their huto or heavy loads. As soon as » n K s af e much more substantial than in 
our village government is organized man y °f the cities and the dwellings 
our streets must be put in better shape, nearly all neat and attractive, 
for the fall trade which is bound to be Goodridge i.=t -also doing 
enormous owing to the bumper crop , t ' ,at warrants expansion 
now being harvested^ , \ "'inter sets in you will 

-'- ^j. j $15,000 school building; one or more 

j churches; our streets in better shape 

land provided with crossings -'in 'fact 

jcoodridge will soon be a town that 

very resident may well feel proud of. 

-™«*.«*i. *k *t. - u n- , , I Our people are j)|1 "live" wires" and 

approaches td their bu.ldmg graded up f oI1 pu „ t tlier ^ r (iooclrid 
nicely and now the Hanson & Bar2en j 
Milling Company are busy at the same ' 
work. The dirt used is taken from the I 
south line of the railway grounds which j In Thief River Falls, at the parson; 
makes a ditch on the north side of thej, age, by Rev. F. J. Seltz, on Saturday 
street, and when a culvert is put in'" Aug. 7th. Miss Frieda Bundhund and 
across (iuinan Avenue will give the Leon A. Rabcock were united in mar- 
south side good drainage, riage. 

The bride was attended by her lister 

A Narrpw Escape Elsie ana< Jonn Bundhund attended "the 

..,.-. groom. The only persona from Good- 

living 5^£ e ' n attendance were Mr. and Mm. 
ly'vVi Py ,n f*b'~7&-£.yvf.'J c ' -if t 1 -'*! ' ■■■'•■> 
The oride is one oT the popular young 

Elevators Making Improvements 

During the past week the Atlantic' 
Elevator Company have had the) 

Bundhund'- Babcock 

Frank Pitman, a young man 
ny^H-^ls-^otr/j/^^v.-.v.-hH.v ^L wo,k | 
with a small gasoline engine last Tues- 1 
day, had the misfortune to fall between | ladie3 of Goodridge while the groom 

the fly wheel and belt, and was quite'* 1 "' * "" ' '" 

badly injured before the engine was 
stopped. A deep gash was cut across his 
hsad from front to back besides being 
otherwise very severely bruised and 
shaken up. Dr. Froehlich of Thief 
River Falls, was called, and dressed his 
wounds and we understand the patient 
is getting along as well as could be 

the pleasant and accommodating con 
ductor of the .Electric line. The happj- 
couple will begin housekeeping at one- 
in Thief River Falls. 

Their host of friends join with iho 
Eleven Towns in wishing them hap- 
piness and prosperity. 

Iver Westby of Anstad, 
ridge caller Tuesday. 

.vas a Gond- 



llteavsf; Still .Shsll Hardware, Stoves and Tinware 
'. : We 'Alsd HanWe'.AII Kinds of Paints and Oils, 
•:'''/•. ■ •; ■. Gaspline . and Kerosene 

Our' stotl< 'fe' all' ai'iy. : N(i second hand goods. 
When in town call and see us. 







J. M. Bishop, Pres. 

Jay Payne, Vice Pres. 

Farmers State Bank 

Brady has large interests in ;the vicinity 
of Cass Lake and may conclude to in- 
vest in Pennington County real estate 

Two or three of our young bloods 
came home from Thief River Falls Sat- 
urday night some time about midnight 
pretty well tyadedj booting and yelling 
enough to wHke the dead. It was de- 
cided to have . them arrested Monday 
morning but upon cpnsiderin'g-the mat- 
ter it was thought bes^tqjet them off 
this time but a fair,pin's jig given 
that . repetition of that k$d will 
not be to'cratcd | 

Henryv J£reil and .i^nnie .Sajjage of 
Thief Bivar.Fallli wjbsp .-darned., at 2 
o'clock «,last ii^e^npaja^yauirapon, 
August.4, & the Hcmj of th'ejSroohj'a 
brbthe4A,l^iielyfe tSis'citjr. ; Se«,.il. 
G. W, KrJcS{s&^ffprm?n| v tt(i |ere- . 
mony. Thfr yonrjg fteiirje.'wi 1 go to! 
North Dakota! on a : Areddlng trip. ! 
^Wairen.Sheaji. The bridd Is the! 
eldest dadjliter/of M?-. .and MrA Prank' 
Say«g3-of : .HlHarind "the '.' giWbJ -'a ! 
DrQlhefcof%ra|tGi ioWG;'' ~ ' ' " 

Capital and Surplus 512,000 

Offers you the best service obtainable 
in Check and Saving; Accounts 



■^e will have a new . set of Safe 
Deposit Boxes for rent by Sept. 1st. 

Come In And Get Acquainted 

FarrtteM State Bank 

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Kernels Culled From Events of Mo- 
ment fn AH Parts of the World— 
Of Interest to All the 
People Everywhere. 

European War News 

A squadron ot French aeroplanes 
attacked Strassburg, the capital of 
Lower Alsacerand dropped 25 bombs. 
Extensive damage is believed to have 
been done, says a dispatch from 
Geneva. ? 

The British steamer fianza, 2,300 
tons, has been sunk. The captain and 
eleven members of the crew of twen- 
ty-four have been landed safely; it was 
announced at London. 

* » » 

Leczna, in Poland, has been cap- 
tured by Von Mackensen's AuBtro- 
German army, according to an official 
statement issued by the general staff 
at Vienna. 

• •! • 

Great Britain and France have start- 
ed to carry the submarine war to 
Germany. From the Dardanelles to 
the North sea the allies' undersea 
craft have opened a campaign against 
the Germans and Turks which already 
has cut Constantinople off from Asia, 
• sunk a German torpedo-boat destroy- 
er," a 3,000-ton Turkish steamer and. 
two Turkish transports. 

* * • 

Mitau, capital of Courland, 26 miles 
southwest of Riga, has- been captured 
by the Germans, says a dispatch from 
Berlin. In the desperate fighting in 
other sections the Austro-German 
forces, with 300,000 prisoners taken 
In their last month of fighting, an- 
nounce gains along. the X'istula. 

• « • 

Emperor William has issued a mani- 
festo to the German people od the oc- 
casion of the anniversary of the. -out- 
break of the war. In the manifesto 
which was issued at Berlin, the em- 
peror Bays: "One year has elapsed 
since 1 was obliged to call to arms 
. the German people. Before God and 
history my conscience-is clear. I did 
not will the war. No lust for conquest, 
as I already announced a year ago, 
has driven us into! the war." 

• ■* * 

A general Italian offensive Has 
fciced the Austriaus to evacuate some 
of their strongest positions with enor- 
mous losses on the Tyrol, Trentino 
tind Carnia fronts, says the Geneva 
Tribune's Laibach correspondent. It 
is also said that the Italians have 
piercedi the second Austrian line on 
the plaieau of Carso. 

* • • 

. With the evacuation of Warsaw by 
its civilian population apparently com- 
pleted and the retirement of the mili- 
tary forces actively under way, accord- 
ing to various dispatches received at 
London, a close analysis of the situa- 
tion is basis for the belief that hun- 
dreds of thousands of the army of 
Grand Duke Nicholas may be trapped 
in the great triangle, between Ivan- 
Eorod; Novo Georgievsk and Brest- 

•■ * • X 

A London dispatch says: -"'With the 
Russians straining every'effort to wi t ih- 
flraw their armies and guns from War- 
saw, the Austro-German armies of 
. Field Marshal von Mackensen have 
\cut one of their two remaining lines of 
retreat He has broken the Russian 
front between , the Vieprz and Vistula 
rivers and is astride the Lublin-Cholm 
railway in the reglorr-of Piaski. half 
way between tho two cities." 
.» • • 

A London cablegram says: "Officers' 
casualty lists for the fortnight ended 
July 19 show that the British array 
lost 196 killed, 407 wounded and 4G 
missing, a total of 649. Since the be- 
ginning of the war the total «.officer 
casualties amount to 13,291, of whom 
4,061 have been killed or died of 
. wounds, S.0G9 wounded, and 1,161 are 
reported to be missing." 

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Two soldiers and a^ civilian loBt 
their lives at the. United States ar- 
senal at Philadelphia in an explosion 
of time fuses used on shrapnel shells. 
Another, civilian *was injured. 

The Friends of. Peace, representing 
the German-American Alliance of 
' Greater New York and various other 
organizations usually classed as / pro- ; 
German, issued a statement at New 
York in which Robert Lansing, secre- 
tary of state, is attacked; 

• - • • 

George H. Jones, wealthy garage 
o.wner_and a leader in church activity 
in Maywocd, III., died, the fourth vic- 
tim of the tragedy that followed his 
wife's starting divorce proceedings 
against him. 

The International Motor company 
of Allentown. Pa., has granted an in- 
crease of 20 per cent in wages to its 
1,200 employees. The increase was 
termed a "war bonuB." War ordcx 
en hand are said to total $6,000,0.00. 

Scores ot lives were lost and. mil- 
lions of dollars in property damage 
done In a cloudburst which culminat- 
ed in a flood that inundated a large 
section of Erie, Pa.. , 

• * I* 

A cloudburst In the Calumet river 
region of northern Indiana precipitat- 
ed nearly ten inches of rain into the 
lowlands near Hammond, Ind. 

• * • 

Col. Theodore Roosevelt will stand 
by the Progressive cause and will not 
re-enter. the Republican party. That 
was bis definite statement issued at 
Oyster Bay. 

• .• • 

Threats of bodily violence to Sec- 
retary William C. Redfield of. the de- 
partment ot commerce as a result of 
the bitterness aroused by bis method 
of inquiring into the Eastland horror 
were received by that official at Chi- 
cago. They' came in the form of an- 
onymous letters. 

• • •' 

Rev. A. P. Garrett, former pastor of 
the Baptist church at Cairo, 111., shot 
and killed himself instantly. 

• • * 

A quicksand cave-in swallowed up 
the plant of the Knickerbocker Ce- 
ment company at Greenport, near 
Hudson, N. Y. Three men were killed 
and eight injured. 

• * * 

The Wolverine and Mohawk Copper 
Mining company in Michigan, in pay- 
ing their 1,200 employees included an 
extra check for 5 per cent of the total 
wages of June as a bonuB. , 

• • • jy 

. Martial law was declared at Mas- 
sena, N. Y., as a result of a strike 
at the plant of the Aluminum Company 
of America, which already has caused 
one death, following a clash between 
guards and strikers. The troops 
charged the strikers and restored 

• • • 

Engineer J. B.Mahoney was instant- 
ly killed. Fireman Nicholas died later 
and Brakeman Frank Ramsey was 
probably fatally hurt when an east- 
bound Rock Island passenger train 
ran into an east-bound freight stand- 
ing at Nickell's switch, east of Maga- 
zine, Ark. 

• • • 

Will Stanley, a negro arrested on 
a charge of murdering three children 
in Temple, Ter., last Wednesday night, 
was taken from - the jail at midnight 
Friday and burned on the public 
square in the presence of hundreds of 
men, women, boys and gfrls^ who 
cheered as the victim went up in 

• * ♦. 

Six hundred machinists and other 
employees struck at the plant of -the 
Becker Milling Machine company at 
Boston because of the refusal of 'the 
company to grant their demands for 
increased wages. ; 

*■ • • 

Mexican Revolt 

Fifteen Mexican bandits were killed 
in fighting with United States caval- 
rymen an< l American posse men in the 
brush north of Brownsville, Tex. 
Private McGuire of the Twelfth cav- 
alry whs reported killed. 

• .* * 
Demanding in the name of human- 
ity that food-, be permitted to reach 
the starving people -of Mexico City, 
urgent representations were sent by 
the state department at Washington 
Thursday night to Carranza, Villa and 
Zapata. The notes declare avenues of 
transportation to Mexico City must be 
opened *o provision trains. 

• • • 


Great' 3ritain,'s ( rfcpUe'sY to ;thc£ latest 
American representations against -ie-. 
terferqnees. with neutralVcmnie'r.cerre-. 
'ject'entjr'ely the contention .lfiat*'tne 
Hr.iJ.fsh.'or'ders' in "council are illegal. 
They also justify the British course 
as being wholly within international 
law. The replies were made public 
by the state department 'at Wash- 

» ■ * * 

President Wilson, In his new plan 
to end the revolution in Mexico, has 
decided to ask the "support and co- 
operation of the Central and South 
American countries. He plans, to take 
his next step with their, aid, It was 
announced officially at Washington. 

• • • 


In the Chapel Royal of St James' 
palace at London, surrounded by rep- 
resentatives of royalty, Miss Kath- 
erine Alice Page, "daughter of Walter 
Hhks Page, American ambassador to 
England, was married to Charles Gree- 
ley Loring of Boston. /^ 
*--''• * /^ 

Albert W. Pettibone,-^retired lum- 
berman, rated as a,iniilionaIre, donor 
of Pettibone park to La Crosse and 
author of many local benefactions, 
died at La^Crosse, Wis., rfged eighty* 

y Gen. Benjamin Franklin Tracy, aged 
eighty-five, who was secretary of the 
navy in President Harrison's admin- 
istration, was reported as seriously 111 
at his home at New York. 

• * • 

.William H. Blatch, husband of Mrs. 
Harriet Stanton Blatch, suffrage lead- 
er, was killed at Shoreham, N. Y., 
when he stepped on a live wire. 

Lindsey T. Woodcock, aged fifty- 
seven, general manager of Marshall 
Field and Company's retail store at 
Chicago, dropped dead. 

• • * 

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt is ill and 
being taken east on a feet train. Ac- 
companied by ber husband, she passed 
through Chicago on a Northwestern 
train. . 



Fine White Silk Net Employed In 

Making the Blouse— Tunic and 

Sash Give Unusual Features 

to Attractive Costume. 

An Interesting gown is shown in the 
accompanying cut, one of that variety 
designed for no particular occasion,' 
but which, possibly, for that very Rea- 
son, gives more than double the serv- 
ice of the other kind. It may be worn 
in the afternoon or evening; for for- 
mal or informal affairs, without ever 
looking out "of place.. 

Fine white silk net is used for the 
full guimpe blouse, mounted over flesh- 
colored net, while for the,skirt a lace- 
bordered net is joined to a hem of 
white taffeta by a band of lace inser- 
tion, upon which a zigzag line of pearl 
beads appears to lace the two edges to- 
gether. The blouse is shirred around 
the top, and the neck finished with an 
upstanding frill some four or five 
inches high across the back, that grad- 
ually narrows until It is no more than 
a heading in front. The sleeves are 
long and of the bishop style, gathered 
in at the wrists under a double ruffle 
of the same material. 

Over the blouse is worn a quaint lit- 
tle jacket vest of prune-colored satin 
or taffeta, made with a deep V neck 
that has a slight flare across the back, 
to give a partial effect of a collar — a 
much more becoming line than the 



On Good Roads They Are Far Su- 
perior to High Ones. 

Coming Into Universal Use on Farmi 
Because of Convenience and La- 
bor Saved in Lifting— Two 
Good Racks Are Shown.- 

When' bicycles and automobile* 
first came into use they had high 
wheels. The first ones that came with 
low wheels looked queer and caused 
one to smile, but they have proved the 
best. Now a bicycle or an automobile 
with high* wheels- would look queer in- 
deed. / 

Farmers have been accustomed .to 
using wagons with high wheels for so 
long they have; come to believe that 
high wheels are best. But they are 
aot, with oyr modern roads and mod- 
ern farming conditions. With bad 


Good Plan to Have Pastures Divided, 
Into Number of Fields — Supple- 
ment WItK Corn Silage. 

Durir- th e r-ot and dry suromt-r- 
months 1 aim to have the pastures Ci- 
rlded into a number of fields so that 
when grass fiecomes short the herd- 
can be turned from one field* into an- 
other, says a writer in an" exchange. 
I find this far better than having tlm 
herd' on the -entire pasture all ih« 

1 grcv considerable medh:::i red 
clover for seed and several fields ;ir'' 
pastured until, the middle of .lune. 
These fields will usually yietil men* 
seed and of abetter quality than when 
the first cutting is used for hay. C> 
ver is sown , with all the grain and lec- 
tured when' the grain is ou. Some- 
times when I fail to have ;» catch il 
clover thy stubble is disked v.vA cats 

Handsome Frock of Satin and Net 

straight line. The vest meets only 
across the bust, with each corner 
caught together by a snapper, from 
that point the lower edge describes a 
gradual sloping line to the sides, and 
in back it is cut off even with the 
jvjftfafc line. 

.■ fVhi tunic and sash are the unusual 
features in this design. The former 
iB of pruhe-colored satin, brocaded in 
a large design in dull silver thread, 
and the latter is of white taffeta, ar- 
ranged as a part of the dress and not 
put on over it every time the dress is 


The skirt of this white checked beach 
creation is full and flaring and gath- 
ered at the waist. The waist with 
its- high military collar is severe in 
its plainness. A very novel idea it 
carried out by pockets which, in- 
stead of being sewed into the dress, 
are attached to two strips of braid 
and sewed on underneath the belt 
The entire dress is trimmed with 
white silk braid. A hat and parasol 
of the same material complete this 
striking dress. 

worn. The sash will need to be about 
four yards long, for after encircling 
the waist it is crossed in front, then 
carried around the hips to the back 
and tied in a bow with pendant ends 
The tunic is applied to the lower edge 
of the sash across the sides and back 
with even gathers. Its length is equal 
to that of the skirt, and the space left 
between the open front edges meas- 
ures about nine inches. . 


Women Will Welcome Change in Fash 

ion That Has Marked Tendency 

to Increase Comfort 

Frlvoline, In L'Art er! la Mode 
speaks of the fashion of pockets. "Wt 
ar^going to have pockets again," sht 
writes, "which is a logical outcome ol 
the return to short dresses that de 
mand absolute freedom df movement 
and liberty, in view of the simple life 
we are adopting. - [ j 

"Pockets already e;:iste,d,; numerous 
and of all sizes, in our tailored coats 
but this summer it Is oh jour skirtt 
themselves that, varied, jembroiderec 
or plain, little or big, we mast havi 
them. For the moment they are verj 
apparent. , marked by stitching or z 
little braid; generally they are round 
ed and placed very near the waist 
line." j 

"Others, more amusing, 1 accompany 
Ing the robes of blue serge, are placec 
a little further back on each hip, like 
the flying pockets of the Bijiitany and 
Normandy fisher folk. It is a verj 
good way to bring last year's skirti 
up to date, if they are too narrow." 

To Make Smelling Salts.' 
To .make smelling salts, procure ac 
ounce of rock volatile and break il 
into small pieces. Put. it 'iota the hot 
tie, and then cover /with a/ eau-de-co 
logne. Let it stand a few/days 
is ready for use. -' 

Variety of Styles and Materials Al- 
lows Wide Choice— Military Ef- 
fect Most Popular. 

A wide variety of belts suggests the 
military effect in soldat blue, sand, 
putty and blaclP and white. Usually 
metal buckles further carry out the 
military idea, 

A suede leather belt, two inches 
wide, has stitched edges and is orna- 
mented with a double row of ball- 
shaped gilt military buttons. It is fit- 
ted with two pocketB, which button 
with a single brass button. These 
belts come in various colors. 

A new military belt in suspender 
style 1b made of sodat blue suede, 
trimmed with gilt military braid and 
gilt buttons. .It fastens with a plain/ 
brass buckle. / 

Another belt is made of khaki-col- 
ored suede with stitched trimmings of 
black patent leather, finished with a 
brass buckle embosBed with a flag. 

A belt of light-brown suede is 
trimmed with narrow-stitched straps 
ot black patent leather and finished 
with brass buttons. It fastens with a 
circular gilt buckle. in military design. 

A- black and white kid belt in a 
checkerboard or block design, comes 
In various patterns and different 
widths, one and one-half and two 
inches wide -being the most popular. 
They are finished with nickel buckles. 

A striking white Wd belt, two and 
one-half inches wideAts decorated with 
narrow-stitched bandjj of black stftede 
In two widths. TwoMUched straps of 
the white kid, witff covered buckle 
ends, form the fasterog. 

and il 

Low-Down Wagon. 

roads, wagons with high wheels run 
easier than wagons with low. wheels. 
On good roads low wheels are better 
In every way. / 

The modern low-down farm wagons 
are fitted with wide-tired wheels. This 
kind of wheels tends to smooth and 
make the roads good. They preserve 
good roads after they have been made. 

For farm use only the wide tire. is 
much better than the narrow tire. Tlie 
wffle tire holds up the load on soft 
field soil, preventing the cutting of 
ruts and making draft easjer./Private 

sown lor ifai! pasture. 

A -blui-grass" lot adjoining tlie barn 
nas bee,v used as a night pasture for 
fix yea/s. The droppings of the herd 
keep tills in good condition pr-icticaily 
all summer. This pasture is a great 
convenience as we need not. look for 
the cows in the morning. 

When pastures are poor ihoy are 
supplemented with corn silage whc-it 
tueie is some on band. I find silage a 
cheaper and better feed than soiling 
crops. One can feed this any lime, 
^itile soiling crops ar,e very disatrrr-e- 
'able to handle in wet weather. 

Mora" silage can be grown from an 
acre than any soiling crop and cows 
produce as well and better than win n 
fed soiling feed?. The sizo of my sii.iv 
does not always permit me. to have 
sufficient silage for summer feeding. 
and a smaller one will b« built so that 
I will have I'leuty of summer '"red rr- 
eardlcss of weather eor.dltiot:--. 

\ ■/ to 

W '. 


Rack for Hauling /Roughage. 

roads on the farm ar,e thereby, made 
smooth and-can be kept in good con- 
dition at slight cost/ For hauling in 
soft fields antT-Qn plowed ground wide 
tires can be useH when it is not pos- 
sible to go into /the field and haul 
loads of any size/with wagons 
wheels with narrow tires. 

Wagons fitted with wide-tired wheels 
are ideal for use In hayfields when the 
ground is soft, and the low-down wag- 
on is the only economical wagon in 
use for haying, hauling sheaf wheat, 
manure, fodder and farm feeds in 
general. The lift to the low-down 
wagon is light and saves labor, the 
equivalent or saving money. Owjrig to 
the short lift and general convenience 
of the vehicle, one man can load and 
haul as much fodder in Gne day with 
a low-down wagon as. two men can 
haul with a high wagon. The low- 
down wagon is the cqmiug universal 
wagon for general farm use. 


Practice H?& Been Fcur.d *a Be ol 

Immense Value in Securing Ect- 

t er C ondition of Soil. ■ 

Tile drainitj-'c has b^-'i: :'ouii<; in Vi 
jf immense value in sot-untiir betn : 
soil conditions. A, wet cold soil will 
not produce the best crojH Tile drain- 
age possesses the folio w:;;^ :tdv;n»- 

1. Removes ihe free w.h-t iren: :]-.<> 

2. Makes it'poslhln for ••:<• :iir *.n 
iirculate mure freely through :he t-oil. 
thus warming the soil and 
ihe development of desirabl- 
es ses. 

'■'.. Lowers the water l-'v 
creases the leediiiK area 

4. .Makes it possible for v.i>v fif.':i 
ruins ami snows ;o pass down •hrcnij'ii 

liMK h: 

•1 ,,!■(,!■- 


The girdles of the 1S30 period art 
extremely quaint and dres ;y. They 
are in a wide variety of -models, com- 
binations and colors and in various- 
widths. They have quain , old-fash' 
ioned forms of decoration including 
steel buckles, rhinestone ornament!" 
jet cabochons, military buttons, ca- 
meos, etc. An unusually dressy de- 
sign is six inches wide ar.d Is made 
of battleship gray satin in a shirred 
and boned model. It is finished with 
shoulder straps In suspender style, 
these being, made of narrow black 
velvet ribbon, edged with deep black 
lace three and one-half inches wide. 
The same lace is used to form a large 
rosette at the center top of the girdle, 
where it is caught by a jet cabochon. 

Small jet buttons are used 

V Accessories. 

The latest novelties in ar 
ers/are those in tinsel tissue and the 
huge transparent ones in white gauze 
•with each petal modeled aid outlined 
with a firm, invisible wire 
the twining at the edge, 
yellowish pistils represent 
Butterflies are treated in a 
fistic way. 
■ Dainty sachets are edged, with light 
puffingB in green gauze. The embroi- 
dered center is also shaded with 
veiling of green gauze. 

for further 

Jflcial fiow> 

incased in 

A cluster of 

the heart. 

similar ar- 

Pearl Ornaments 
Pearl ornaments may 1 be elegantly 
polished by first rubbing wih olive oil 
to' remove the dirty appear mee, then 
applying any red nail polishi ." This 
latter gives a burnished appearance. 
and with a little fast rubbing the 
pearl takes on a brilliant gjowv 

Care Should Be Exercised in Using 

Corn as It Contains -Too Much 

Fat-Forming Material. 

Many valuable horses are injured or 
practically ruined by improper feed-' 
ing. The horse should have his feed 
at regular intervals, and that feed 
•should contain the elements necessary 
to develop and sustain the animal. 

In the corn belt it is a habit to feed 
too much corn. Corn contains too 
much fat-forming material and not 
enough muscle-building elements. 
Colts fed excessively on corn become 
very fat and are deficient in muscle 
and bone. As matured animals' they 
cannot endure hard service like ani- 
mals that have been fed largely on 
oats, hay and barley, and the period 
of their usefulness is much shortened. 

Do not feed millet to horses. It is 
bare} on their kidneys. Corn, oats, rye 
and barley are good grains for horses, 
but when one gr^in is fed alone, oats 
is preferable. Corn fodder, alfalfa, 
clover and timothy' hay are all good 
roughages, provided they are put up in 
good condition. 

A horse should be watered three 
times a day before feeding. If possi- 
ble, they should have access to pure 
water all the time. 

Bees Travel Far. 
Investigation proves that bees will 
go from two to seven miles in search 
of nectar, but not if there is plenty of 
>oney-yi elding plants closer home. 
Colonies should be scattered through- 
out the orchard at blooming time. One 
colony for each five acres is probably 
sufficient, and after blooming time 
they can be moved to a central loca- 
tion out of the way of passing teams 
and conveniently located for future 
manipulation. *. 

Benefits of Cattle Feeding. 

Cattle feeding will enable the man*. 
ager to dispose of his surplus feed in 
a profitable manner and afford more 
barnyard manure with which to enrich 
his land. It will also be the means of 
diversified farming, in which rotations 
may be rlanned, not only to supply a 
variety of feed for the stock, but also 
with special reference to improving 
the fertility of the soil. 

Are Advertisers. 
City firmB appreciate the advertls- 
ing value of fine teams. Are sues 
teams not equally as (cod fdrertlse 
menu for farmers f 



Students Constructing Tile Drain. 

tlie scii rattier than over Ui" surface 
and iliiis reduces soil v.ushiiii- <r 

5. Tile drainage also results )u 
[ar^;e crops. The soils and crops, de- 
part mint of l J urdue university ex- 
periment station have conducted ex- 
periments comparing .yield.-! of iil*;d 
and untiled lands, showing an averaj:<i 
yield of 7*;.l bushels per acre fcf 
corn) on the tiled land and GS.l bush- 
els per acre on the untiled land. 

Less Food Required for Pound of Gain 

in Warm Weather Than in Cold, 

With Young Animals. 

Seme of the advantages of bavins 
pigs farrowed in the spring, fed well 
during the summer and marketed in. 
good season in tlie fall, are that near- 
ly all of the feeding is done in warm 
weather and it requires less food for 
a pound of gain in warm weather than 
in cold. 

The gain is greater in proportion to - 
the feed consumed on the young ani- 
mal than -on tho older ones. By re- 
ducing the period of feeding to nine 
months or less, tho risk of loss by dis- 
ease or other causes is greatly less- 

Colt Neglect 
A very common negiect of the feeder 
in his failure to keep the colt growing 
as It should the first year' of. its life. 
Many horses that go to market earn, 
year lacking size to qualify as Jr 
ers might easily have been put in t 
class if properly fed during the £'■ 
year of their lives.. If the colt is j- 
erly fed the first year of its iifi 
ration is not quite so exacting a' 
variety thereafter, but should e 
ally be increased a little until lb 
L» matured. 


.'• I 


•<aan on Rnral Delivery Route 21, Dls- 
rict K, experienced a token of Inter- 
ist and a flutter pt expectation as he 
itared the half tubular zinc receptacle 
abeled "Adam Foster." 

Beyond, at the end of a leafy-roofed 
ircade two hundred feet long, was the 
mbstantial, inviting-looking old farm- 
louse. It held three daughters and 
.wo sons. ' In one. of them young 
Worth Merrell was especially inter- 1 
•.sted. A . shy, blushing, fluttering 
f oung creature, the morning previous 
nhe had flitted down the shady lane 
o the side of the mail cart, light and 
;raceful as some, fairy. 

He had handed her some letters ad- 
dressed to her father and, a couple of 
hagazines. She had smiled upon him 
n a way that set his nerves tingling, 
n her embarrassment Bhe had 
Iropped letters and bundles. Their 
leads had bumped together as they 
itooped mutually to recover them. 
Then both had smiled. 

"Could you — would you — that is,- 1 
nust est a small package to Nellie 
'ilake — you know? — the next farm- 

"Surely," assented Merrill eagerly. 

"I can't go there and I can't wait 
d have it mailed." 

"As a private individual I am at 
r our service," bowed Merrill. 

"Oh, thank you!" and Pearl Foster 
landed him a neat parcel, smiled be- 
vitcHingly and flitted away like 1 "a 
'tightened fawn. • 

The Blake home was the last farm- 
louae on Merrill's route. He delivered 
l\n package to Miss Blake and went 
tn his way, dreaming fondly of the 
ovely girl who had broken the ice of 
i mutual acquaintance. 

Merrill looked eagerly for his 
tharming ideal thtTntext day, but it 
vas raining, so she did not come down 
,o the mail box at the road. The next 

Confronted by a Brawny Tramp. 




afternoon was fair, but the farm path 
leading up to, the house was muddy. 
0rom the porch, however, Pearl made 
urgent gestures, apparently directing 
the attention of Merrill to a package 
-"SIT* top of the letter box. 

Merrill saw that it exactly re- 
sembled the one he bad delivered to 
' Miss Blake two days previous. It 
felt soft and fluffy and he decided 
it was some article of feminine adorn- 
ment, a lace collar, an embroidered 
handkerchief, or-the like. Merrill had 
heard that . the. elder sister of Miss 
Blake was about to be married. This 
new parcel; he theorized, might be a 
contribution to a prospective linen 

At all events he took it up, waved 
It at Pearl to indicate that he under- 
stood, and his pulse heightened asphe 
vigorously bobbed her pretty head 
and smiled radiantly. 

At the last delivery point Merrill 
had picked a spray of forget-me-nots. 
He* released the tiny thing of beauty 
from his buttonhole and placed it be- 
tween two letters directed to Pearl. 
' Then he went on his way." 

The next afternoon he sighted 
■ Pearl again on the porch. He hoped 
she would, come to the road in person 
for the mall. Merrill even waved the 
letters intended for the house invit- 

But coy Pearl betrayed an inexpli- 
cable shyness. She made a gesture 
and half hid behind a post. On top 
of tha mail box was a fine bouquet of 
;. red roses. 

"Ah, another errand to Miss Blake?" 
soliloquized Merrill, taking up the 
pretty flowers. He raised them to in- 
hale their delicate perfume. Then 
his heart beat fast. Was it fancy? 
-Could it be reality? Pearl had wafted 
him a light kiss with a lighter cooing 
laugh, and had flown into the house 
as if hiding some conscious, guilt in 
■». breach of decorum. 

Miss Blake stared strangely at Mer- 
rill as he handed her the bouquet 
She looked at him as if .misunder- 
standing. Then she smiled quietly, 
but she took the flowers and thanked 

By this time .Merrill was head over 
heels in love with Pearl. His heart 
fluttered as he hoped that she was in- 

terested in nim. But. uie ..<..... .^urn, 

ing she djdriot even appear on the 
porch. ./The second morning she 
pas^ea across the lawn, her chin high 
ipSihe air. She actually turned her 
'back upon him. 

The third morning there was a 
sheet of paper across the mail box. 
It bore one word: 


Merrill went his way, pondering. 
'When his . route was finished ho 
dropped the reins of the old horse, sat 
back in the gig listlessly and saw life 
and all its hopes and motives droy 
Into a sea of despairing gloom. 

"What does it mean?" be murmured 
dejectedly. "'Stupid'.— surely! It 
was meant for me, but why? why?" 

The horse, left guideless, had 
strayed from the road into a thicket. 
In his present joyless mood Merrill 
allowed him to graze. His day's labors 
were over and he was in a "frame of 
mind where solitude was a boon. Sud- 
denly, however, Merrill was startled 
by the echo of a vivid scream. 

"That is a woman's voice!" he de 
cided, and leaped from the gig and 
dashed through the underbrush in tha 
direction from which the cry had 
sounded. He came to an abrupt halt 
where a path intersected the wild- 

Miss Blake .stood rigid with fear, 
confronted by a brawny tramp, who, 
cudgel in hand, menaced her. 

"Out with your -purse and off with 
your jewelry, my pretty!" ordered the 
man, and then he went sprawling at 
a well-directed blow from the strong 
fist of Merrill and made off baffled, as 
Merrill caught the half fainting girl 
in his arms. 

Miss Blake was hysterical with grat- 
itude, but in a few moments had some- 
what regained her composure. 

"I had just left Pearl — that is. Miss 
FoBter," she explained, "when that 
horrid man came along." 

"Then perhaps that fellow has 
started after her — -began Merrill in an 
anxious tone. 

"Oh, she is surely home' by this 
time," interrupted Miss Blake. Then 
she paused. There seemed to be 
something on her: mind. She finally 
placed a pleading hand on his own. 

"You have been so good to me," 
she spoke falteringly. "I think I should 
tell you something about — about 

"Anything about Miss Foster will 
be of infinite importance to me," as- 
sured Merrill ardently. 

"But — but it is a breach of confi- 
dence, perhaps." She hesitated. Then 
she burst out. "It was about those 

"Oh, the roses Miss Foster sent 

"She did not mean them for me."' 

"Indeed?" questioned Merrill puz- 

"No. They were intended for — 

"For me? Oh, I understand now!" 
cried Merrill in a quick, comprehen- 
sive gasp. 'Why, I never. dreamed of 
such a thing!" 

"Your forget-me-nots — " 

"I fancied she would scarcely no- 
tice them." 

"Was it not a floral message?" inti- 
mated Miss niake archly. 

"And the roses were — " 

"A reply. In the. language of flow- 
ers — you should. feel honored." 

"And 'Stupid,' indeed, was I!" e\\. 
claimed Merrill, joyously. ■/ 

"Poor Pearl!" continued Miss Blake, 
"She has been searching the -woods 
for some grewsome plant that would 
express her heartbreak." , 

"She need not, if the assurance that 
T. read her good will aright at last and 
am eager to tell her how happy she. 
has made me!" orated .Merrill in a 
riotous fervor of delight. 

"Suppose — suppose you come over 
to our house tonight?" gently suggest- 
ed Miss Blake.- 

"Suppose 1 do?" submitted Merrill 

"Pearl will be there. You can tell 
her all about your modest mistake." 

Which Merrill did, in a quiet cor- 
ner of the pretty garden, amid sleep* 
ing roses, and the chiming crickets, 
and the sweet white moonlight and— 

Tuberculous Children. 
The New York Medical Record, 
calling attention to a paper in the 
Journal of the American Medical Asso- 
ciation of December 19, 1914, on the 
need of segregating young children 
born of tuberculous mothers, shows 
how promptly this suggestion has 
been acted on. Such an institution, 
called the Farmingdale (X. Y.) Tuber- 
culosis Preventorium for Children, has 
been established where more than. ISO 
children are accommodated. Recently 
provision has been made for the recep- 
tion of infants under one year of age. 
The children are kept here for an av- 
erage period of four mouths, so that 
the institution provides for nearly 60Q 
children a year. . The scheme of treat- 
ment is simple: Plenty ef good food, a 
24-hour day in the open air, an inti- 
mate acquaintance with the fields and 
woods and practical lessons in cleanli- 
ness and hygiene. 

HOW much of the strength of 
Bulgaria, whose steady prog- 
ress during the last forty years 
of troubled existence has com- 
pelled the admiration of on- 
looking nations, is owing to its sturdy 
womanhood 1b explained for the Na- 
tional Geographic society by Hester 
Donaldson Jenkins, an American edu- 
cator in the Balkans, in a monograph 
upon "Bulgaria and Its Women." Con- 
trasting the Bulgarian girls with the 
other girls of the Balkans, Miss Jen- 
kins says: 

"Among the oriental girls with 
whom I lived in my nine years' resi- 
dence in the near East, none interest- 
ed me more than the Bulgarians. They 
are, perhaps, the least oriental of the 
eight or more nationalities to be 
found in the Constantinople college, of 
which I was a professor. They are 
fairer and brighter in coloring tha^f 
the Armenians, Greeks or Persians, 
rather taller and larger on an average, 
and have far more energy and less 
languor than the Turk." 

The Bulgarian girls, the writer con- 
tinues, distinguished themselves from 
the others by a certain wholesome, 
out-of-door quality, a sanity which 
marked them sharply from the fanci- 
ful, sentimental and weaker-nerved 
girls of some of the other nationali- 

Beautiful Bulgarian Girls. 

Of the Bulgar girl's physical lovelP 
riess, she says: 

"Bulgarian girls incline to round- 
ness of contour and figure, many of 
them having round, full faces, ripe, 
rosy mouths, and dimples,/ ThiB ef- 
fect i8 heightened by the fashion of 
wearing the hair iir braids wound 
about the head. .One sees plenty of 
dark hair iu Bulgaria, but one also 
looks with pleasure on warm brown 
tints, chestnut tresses, and occasion- 
ally auburn" heads. One of the most 
beautiful girls I ever saw was a Bul- 
garian, with a glorious mtss of" coppfer- 
'Colored waves, a clear, pale sklnj 
handsomely set gray eyes, a delicate 
mouth, and small, white teeth, and the 
height and carriage of a princess. 

"The bright cheeks that so "many of 
the Bulgarians have are a pleasant 
change from the dark or pale skins ol 
the Armenians and Greeks. -Their 
eyes are generally less large and lan- 
guorous than oriental eyes, looking 
you squarely in the face, with more 
frankness and less seduction." 
. . Miss Jenkins gives the following 
melodious samples of. the names of 
her Bulgarian pupils:- Nadezda, Na- 
delka, Xaraiinka, Blagoya, Vesselina, 
Goonka, £dravka. The last names all 
end in "off" for the men and "ova" for 

in her ear, her bright color ihelghtened 
by the gay embroideries, and her slen- 
der figure, which the stra\ghtness of 
her dress cannot spoil, make her an 
attractive vision. V- \ ; 

Have Plenty of Amusement. : 

The pleasures of the girls Miss Jen- 
kins describes: \ ' 

"A girl In a Bulgarian village is not 
without her amusements. As in the 
Bible times, "all the water for a village 
must be drawn from one or two we'lls 
or springs, and these watering places 
or fountains are the scene of much 
sociability. Hither come all the youths 
and maidens of the village to loiter. 
There is coquetting and 'courting 
about the fountain and home gather- 
ings in the evenings. Marriages spring 
from mutual attraction and choice, 
rather than the arrangement of fami 


lies, as do the Armenian and Turkish 

"There are husking bees and quilt- 
ing bees where the young people 
meet, but the most popular form of 
social entertainment is the sedanka. 
Here assemble the young men and 
women of the village and adjoining 
farms, grouped about an open" fire, 
singing solos and choruses. The Bul- 
garian folk dances are danced in a 
row or circle, the leader generally 
waving a bright -handkerchief and 
turning and twisting about his line of 
followers, like a mild game of 'snap 
the whip.'- It suggests health and 
abounding spirits and good fellowship, 
without the sensuality that so often 
marks the oriental dance. 

"Occasionally the sedanka ends iu 
a dramatic fashion. Some brawny 
fellow who has been courting his 
Darka assiduously will seize her ia 
his arms and carry her to his home. 

The "Camel" Among Plants... 
The New York Botanical garden 
possesses a curiosity in' a plant which 
supplies its own water from an in- 
ternal reservoir. It comes from tha 
Sonora desert in Mexico, and Is called 
the guarequi. The plant develops a 
large, thickened root and stem base, 
and, in the short season — only a few 
weeks in length — during which it can 
obtain water from the soil; (t supplies 
itself by means of short tendrils, 
which then dry- up. After that it lies 
on the desert entirely detached from 
the soil. It is said that this odd plant 
can store enough water to last a quar- 
ter of a century.- Wide World Maga 
due. ' 

fruit was reached, 
they would be the 
meccas for over 
half of the world 
of women, aye, 
and men, too, who 
somehow have not 
acquired .the 
knowledge of 
choosing the right 
heart mate and 
winning aud hold- 
ing love. Unfortu- 
nately, this sub- 
ject cannot be im- 
parted by teach- 
ing or b>\ bpok; 
each individual 
must blaze his or 
her own trail 
through a hitherto untrodden path. I 
have done my best to figure out why 
3ome deserving hearts go through life 
unloved, unmated, and why others who 
do not appreciate this, the greatest 
gift the gods can bestow, are surfeltwl 
with love and romance. 

It has been tacitly conceded in' civ- 
Jlized countries that it is man's privi- 
lege to choose a mate, tiie woman he 
will wed. People stand aghast, frown 
ing strong disapproval at the mal 
who attempts to usurp ClT'Trreroga- 
tlve — sbow her interest in any par- 
ticular man or give him reason to sup- 
pose he could win her heart and hand 
lor the asking. 

The subject seems to resolve itselr 
down to thia reasoning: few indeed 
of those who meet enjoy each other's 
comradeship, imagining themselves 
enthralled deeply, desperately, are 
really in love. Cupid binds their 
eyes for the time being. From some 
the bandage sHps off easily, others 
wear it for months, even years, but it 
Talis off in time and they see, past 
all denying, that what they believed 
to be affection was but a passing 

If a couple meet who* are congenial 
—each feeling a ^euse of supreme 
comfort, peace and happiness such as 
they have not experienced in the com- 
panionship of those who have already 
come and gone on their life paths — 
their meeting fulfills the destiny in- 
tended for each. A young woman 
does not have to be anything but her 
own natural self: l >e her nature grave 
or gay, confiding or distant, undemon- 
strative or sympathetic, to attract and 
impel love from the man who is drawn 
to her by the he-art interest, her per- 
sonality awakens and influences. The 
reason why so many are unsuccessful 
tn love is because they. persist in en- 
deavcring to win affection from those 
who are not for them. Failure to at- 
tract fcr long is the result. 

Misraated hearts in marriage would 
be few and far. between if there was 
less"" haste in- rushing into betrothals 
and marriages after short acquaint- 
ance. While courtship should not be 
of much more than a year's duration^ 
at longest; it should require that 
length of time for each to realize 
whether or no the attraction v$hlch 
drew them together at first was last- 
ing or weakening. If love shows 
signs of waning in either heart, tho 
engagement should be broken.. Honor 
— which prompts many a man to carry 
outdils pledge, though his love is wan- 
ing — is a mistaken sense of chivalry. 
It is equally as dangerous to a 
woman's future happiness to accom- 
pany a man whom she does not love to 
the" altar. There are shy women who 
wait to be sought by a lover. There 
are pushing women who pick out the 
man whom they would have for a lover 
and manage to succeed in marrying 
him. The Srst girl weds and, save in 
very rare cases, lives a happy life of 
It. The husband of the. pusher soon 
realizes that he was baited for and 
caught. It ends in the divorce court. 
Yet these are the women who won- 
der why 'they are unsuccessful in 

be sure we shall have every one of 
our big crowd of friends at it) we: 
will go straight to our own cozy llttlej 
flat,, gayly playing at housekeeping — ; 
you the presiding genius— happy as; 
the day is long." 

Being a "sensible girl, she is welli 
pleased with the mental picture. She! 
knows beforehand that she is not to[ 
marry a rich man and will have to doi 
her own housework, but that thought 
is not appalling to her. The girl who 
loves the man she weds is happy over 
the knowledge that she can transform; 
even a plain little flat Into an earthly I 
paradise for him, and prepare v-hole-* 
some "meals for him tha*. are fit for a' 

In. a burst of confidence, she con- 
fides to her young women friends that; 
she need never bo ashamed to bavei 
her Harry brag home unexpectedly, 
'any number of friends for dinner. She, 
can cook a steak to a turn Scream po- 
tatoes and bake flaky biscuits that, 
would tempt the. appetite of an epi-. 
cure, to say nothing of her delicious 
layer cake and homemade preserves 
— remarks which he* friends store ia 
their memory. 

The ceremony f3 scarcely over ere 
her friends begin to throng their mod- 
est little flat. Acquaintances, friends, 
and cousins flock to see her by the 
dozens. Terror strikes to her ht&rt 
as sRe counts the numbers. Not only 
is there an insufficiency of dishes to 
go around, but there's an alarming 
drain on the larder. Worst of all. the 
poor frustrated bride has to slip oft 
her pretty clothes -and get into the 
kitchen and cook, cook, cook 

To be sure, they do not remain long 
after they have feasted sumptuously, 
but they leave the young wife so 
thoroughly tired out with baking, 
broiling, frying and stewing, to say 
nothing>*of puttering over pot and 
pans, that she is more ready to cry 
than laugh over honeymoon joys that 
did not materialize. 

This is especially the case if hubby 
is fairly tearing his hair with worry 
ei- the -terrmie expenses and debts 
that are piling up. The first fort- 
night's., experience is usually quite 
enough to show him. beyond all doubl- 
ing, that 'the young couple who have 
a host of friends are wiser in. spend- 
ing their honeymoon beyond their 
roach. If the bride must "pay the 
piper," that is, cook for them, th? call* 
of persons she is not particularly in- 
terested in are anything but welcome. 
O ne la gt word of advice — be chary of 
outfingqn the bride until the honey- 
moon is<\vell-nfgh over, in such cases. 


the women, meaning son of or daugh- 
ter of. Thus Magthalena Petrova is 
Magdalen, daughter of Peter; while 
Stoiko Petroff is Stoiko, son of Peter. 
However, last names are now coming 
to remain permanent in a family. 

Bulgarian girls are bright dressers. 
The village holiday brings out a won* 
derful array of gaudy costumes, 
straight and awkward in line, but bril- 
liant in color and decoration, the 
.writer tells. The women's big waists 
are usually emphasized by huge silver 
buckles. When, however, a girl Is 
young and pretty, her abundant, curly 
btlr into vhicb are braided bright 

The next day this •marriage by cap- 
ture? is given legal and religious sanc- 
tion by the blessing of the Orthodox 
priest I once asked Zarafinka what 
would happen if two men wanted the 
same girl. She replied simply 'The 
stronger would^get her.' " 

The Bulgarian girls are bright and 
make eager use of. educational advan- 
tages, Miss Jenkins says. The college 
trained Bulgar maidens become veri- 
table centers of progress in the towns 
and villages throughout their country, 
instilling the hunger for knowledge 
that, In turn, is to lead Bulgaria to a 
great future. 

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Tou mav bluster aru b;nw. but we know 

what is bliss! 
Here are laughter ana iove, and a hug 
, and a kiss. 

No blustering mind can reach heaven, 

. we guess. 
And home may be more— it should never 

be less: 

It's amusing often to hear engaged 
couples planning their future. If they 
have wealth, where they shall go on 
their honeymoon is a matter of no 
anxiety; gold throws open the gates 
to every avenue of pleasure. He says, 
"Where would you like to go, dear?" 
and after -the trip to Washington is 
settled upon by her, she leaves the 
rest to his judgment and the days that. 
follow the bridal hour are one long, 
sweet dream of Joy and gayety. 

The young man who has not "money 
to burn" intends that his bride shall 
be just as happy. "We shall not have 
money to spend in traveling about,' T 
he explains, "but we will he quite as 
happy putting the rr.oney.\p a wiser , . 
osa. Alter the redoing (and you may ; well that ends woll.' 

Did you but think how hi>M.j:ii l<i'»\* ;tr 

So nmny of your flex would :ioi in v:il; 
Of l>mk.-n vow.- ami Mi!lil.-ss n-.-ri ..-.". 

plain. ' 

"is it proper for me to unk :i yoi:::- 
man to the house whom' i mot orly 
few weeks-ago without tin* consent o 
my paints, who are overexacting ;: 
this regard?" asked a lair eorrc-i 
cnt of me. 

The girl who is anxious to learn :':•■■ 
opinion made a little mistake in re- 
telling mi? oi all the intlueni-'-s i!::u 
an; brought to bear upon her life U 
may be that her ioved om'rf whom ^:-> - 
characterizes as overexactiim hav,* 
good grounds, or suppose that the;-* 
have., for keeping h-r it'll to tin*!:;-' 
selves, as she imagines. Her age may 
have something to do with Ui^/fTTvi 
they include as being too young io\ 
beaux and of marriage intent Many 
may have come a-wooing. pressed their 
suit and received no encouraneni.-u'L 
or ' reason tor m-ing unwi.-hod-inr 

The oldT a girl becomes tho m<:r»- 
problems of life and sentiment vM-i 
has to fae-v Happy are the disposi- 
tions that have not got over the trust- 
ing to their parents, of their b;-:;t in- 
terests, none of which Is greater than 
the fate of strictly advising who hi 
bost suited to be their heaxtmato and 
who is not. Talk the matter ov; ; r 
wisely and gently wKh your mother o? 
father. IX) not spurn their future de- . 
ciding which at last will make for hap- 
piness for you if you would have sun- 
shine glint across your path instead 
of ominou3 shadows. 

Tt is difTicnU for a girl to discern 
bis faults or good qualities, his- ways 
of making good in the world. What 1 1 
more important as to the chance of ;t 
daughter's happiness than for parent-.! 
who are nearest and dearest to look 
esactingly and fairly weigh whether . 
the burden of the coming years wiil 
be taken upon other shoulders besid ; > 
their own? It is in most instances 
very wrong to discourage- single peo- 
ple from marrying in the blossom of 
their yjiith. 

In answer to your former query, \ 
must give my advice that the youug 
man should ask permission to call at 
the. borne. It would not be proper 
form for the young girl to make t.M 
advance, especially, knowing' parent? 
have not ehown a willingness for yo'j 
to receive company, # whom they did 
not know or care for. This dilemma ' 
can be avoided by the wise young 
woman who does not jump at the first 
suitor who presenti himself; who in 
not discontented with hone, and all 
that parents can afford te do for he! 
welfare. True, young suitors have tt 
vie with many unsuspected influences 
But it is better to find them out, i: 
possible, at the start to learn if the.' 
are intruding, instead/of being wel- 
comed, if they but realized. It. Yours 
girls should not •'rush into knepl(t;i 
company hastily, and unmtndrul ot 
what their 'elders desire. She whs 
waits and looks forward to one who* 
gains the consent of all Interested hai 
her sweet expectancy fulfilled to hei 
heart's content, realising that "all i 

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The Eleven TQWS 

Owned and Published by John T. 
Lattimoxe, at poodridge, Minnesota. 

Kuterci] HHcwjtud-elu** matter Jjay 28 1015, 
rhr> I'oft Oir'ce »t (ii;odridep,"'iiiijn«iota; 
hI.t tJie Act of C'lRrptw, . MtirJi 3rd 1n"3. 

The Eleven Towns in published every Thnr -\ at 
.'IwkIK'Ik'-. 1'ennliigtoii Copnjy. MloneHOta. 
Siiliwrititloti Kaiee: ll.Op, per Year BO cents tor 
fl tnontUp; 25 cents lor 3 thoutbB. 

A'h'«TtIi*IiiB Itates: IHnpIny. 12 centa Inch 
■ilnjile ciiliinin measure. Where cIiiiriRT;S uro made 
fri'i|ii«iitly t l xrni i-lmrp.' for the work, Local 
luitli-es. Canlf* of ThnnkH. nniHlmtoltitindff Si^nt* 
-icr line Mich Insertion. 'Jo uharpp Iums tjian 25 

With ths beat crop ever seen in Pen 
ninRton County and ideal weatjjpr for 
harvesting our farmers haye.gaqcj rea- 
son fQ5, feeling jubilant over {he pros- 
pects this fall. One farmer ip forms us 
that he finds as many ap 65 large plump 

'kernels of wheat in one head and is 
sure his field will average 35 bushels to 
the acre. Another counted 141 kernels 
of oats on one stalk and expects 75 
bushels to the aero. Barley and rye 
are equally as good,.. No doubt but 
what considerable will be lost by shell- 
ing as the kernels are so large and 
.plump they are bursting through the 

' 1 ulls. 

Option Petition Is Being Circulated 

The Gazette has learnod on rather 
reliable authority that petitions asking 

fpjf a county option election are being 
circulated in Red Lake County, so it is 
not improbable that a county option 
election will be held some time in the 
fall. In Poplar River and some other 
townships petitions are said to have re- 
ceived many signatures. 

During the past few months there 
have been many false reports about 
option petitions being circulated in Red 
Lake County. One report stated that 
after a thorough canvass and the secur- 
ing of a very few signatures the 
attempt was given up. This was called 
the second attempt to secure an election. 
The reports were no doubt without any 
foundation in fact. However, there 
now seems to be no doubt that petitions 
are being circulated.— Red Lake Falls 

The names of- the Canadian soldiers 
killed, wounded, or made prisoners in 
Fianders" in a single week fill fopr 
columns of a Montreal newspaper, 
That is only Canada; ( there are eleven 
nations at war.— The Youth's Com- 

Change In Game Laws 

Some changes, were made in the 
Minnesota Game Laws by our last 
legislature and the following has been 
issued by the department: 

Heretofore the hunting license law 
has required ail residents of the state 
hunting big game to hold a license, but 
has permitted persons hunting small 
game in the county in which they reside 

Bank and Store Fixtures 
and Church Furniture. Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for show cases of fixturesof 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take into gonsideration 
not only the prices quoted you, hut take into con&isleratipn the 
freight rates on show' cases, which is one and onejialf first 
class. In view of this fact, we feel confident that it will be 
to : your interest to buy in this maret, as our prices are 
ahvavs as low as the lowest, the quality of goods considered. 

Thief River Falls Mfg. Co. 

Thief River Falls, Minnasota 

to do so without a license. This Was 
amended so that all residents are 
required to have a license for small 
game except of persons hunting on land, 
on which they reside. This privilege is 
also extended to lessees as well as own- 
ers of land and to members of their im- 
mediate families: This act is consider- 
ed the most important law effecting 
preservation of game passed at the 
session and will greatly increase the 
revenues^ of the states and go a long 
way toward making the department of 
game and* fish self-supporting. 
Game Limits 
The limits of bag for game birds in 
Minnesota has long been a reproach to 
the state and this was remedied -to a 
large extent by the passage of a law 
limiting the daily bag of game birds to 
ten and the number allowed in posses- 
sion to thirty. This applies to all game 
birds except wild ducks, of which fifteen 
may be taken in a day and forty-five be 
had in possession. This act also closes 
shooting entirely on woodduck, wood- 
cock, turtledoves and upland and golden 
plover until September 7th., 1918. 
Regulates Duck Shooting 
The well-known fact, recognized by 
all experienced duck shooters, that the 
secret of good duck shooting during the^ 
whole season of migration is in not 
molesting the ducks on their feeding 
grounds. An act was passed which 
takes this fact into consideration and 
makes it unlawful to pursue or shoot 
wild ducks on the open water of any 
lake and limits the building of blinds to 
the natural growth of vegetation. This 
act also makes it unlawful to hunt or 
shoot ducks from a motorboat or any 
other way than with oars paddle or pole 
held in the hands. 

The open season for birds and ducks 
begins Septomber 7th," ' 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hedlond. were 
visiting at Torger Torgerson's last §onr 

J. W. Anderson went to Goodridge 
last Sunday after Miss Edith Anderson, 
who has been attending summer school 
at Crookston the past two months, 

P. M. Swanson and family were visit- 
ing at Ed. Fosberg's Sunday. . 

Mesdames F. S. Gord, J. W. Ander- 
son and Swan Larson were callers at 
Mrs. Sofus Swanson's home last Thurs- 

day t 

Sofus Swanson wa$ helping Swan 
Larson with haying last Monday. 

Jim Thomhill was a caller in our busy 
little burg Monday. 

L ( . {j. fl'PfJell was jn Thorhnlt Thurs- 
day anp] again on Friday on business, 

jtfews js Just as scarce as .' 'hen 's teeth * ' 
this week asevery body both large and 
small ig in the hay fields gathering hay 
while the sun shines. 


If you are sick,- try Chiropractic 
(Spinal) adjustments and get well. 

McLane and Millar 

.Doctors of Chiropractic 

Thief River Falls/ Minnesota 

At Goodridge Hotel Wednesday j 
and Saturday Afternoon. . I 

Consultation and Analysis FREE 

W * ■" ' w 

8 Horses Nets and Lap Robs % 

Hi Just received a Full Line of Horse Nets and Lap " J 

W Dusters. If you need anything in rny line, Call and see jA 
()/ me when in town, *'f\ 

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^j) Harness and Shoe Repaiving a Specialty. f{\ 

Hi \ . . " ■ W 

Jt SEVER ANDERSON, Harness Maker $ 




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;■ Your strength comes from the food you eat. 

Much of your strength com;s from the MEAT you 
eat. And from this you you can readily see how 
Necessary it is that you eat GOOD meat— even the 
BEST of meat. 

• The meat we se'.l is the best obtainable, and 
i-s a prime builder of strength. 


Goodridge Meat Market 

R. R. Johnson, Prop. 




The following have paid on subscrip- 
tion the pas£ week: 

Sarah Anstad, J. £. McBrady, Pete 
Peterson, Telief Bratlahd, Tom Olson 
and Mikkel Anderson. 

Svend Erwickand family of Reiner, 
was trading in Goodridge Wednesday. 

Empty Headed. 
Mr. Bore— I don't see why people 
keep diaries, do you? Miss Lenore— 
Why, to write down their thoughts, 
keep a record of their affairs and— 
Mr. Bore (interrupting her)— But that's 
all foolishness. I can keep those in my 
head. Miss Lenore— That's a very good 
wny; but, then, not everybody has tht» 
room.— Judge. 

Rapping the Jury. 

In. ancient British* courts of quarter- 
sessions wbon the Jury were enjoined 
to iny their heads together they were 
expected to dive beneath the level -of 
the box. The usher stood near them 
armed with a willow wand, and this 
was smartly applied to the head of 
any juryman appearing above the par- 
tition before the twelve iginds.^ad 
coin* to an agreement. 


Wagon Works • Sleigh Works 

Horse shoeing a specialty 

Call on us when in town. 

Sand Bros, 

Goodridge, Minn. 


We also handle a full line of up-to-date. 

Farm Implements 


M. Olson & Son 



Citizens of Goodridge 


Surrounding Country 

Vision In Fiahei. 
As to the range of vision In fishes lit; 
tie js definitely known, except that 
some species, like sharks, have very 
keen eyesight, while others seem to get 
on excellently, perhaps by feeling, in, 
dark or muddy waters where eyesight 
can little serve them. It Is certain that 
the depths of the ocean, all below an 
ppper mile or so, are wrapped in abso- 
lute darkness. No fay of light from the 
sun ever penetrates there. Everywhere 
Is utter blackness, so that photographic 
plates may be exposed for hours and 
not be affected.— American Magazine. , 

Market Reports. 

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top! Listen! 

Are you going to buy a NEW SUIT? 
If so, let us show you our line before 
buying elsewhere. 

We carry a complete line of Mens' 
and Boys' ready-made clothing. 

Also The Famous 

Gordon hat and Foot Schtilze shoes for 
Men, Women and Children 

Always a Fresh Line of Groceries and the Celebrated Gold 









Goodridge, Minn. 

orn'cl.'il fvcr.v T!mr*il:iv 

No. 1 Northern 


The justly famous brand of i 
MASCOT FLOUR can now be j 
obtained at the Goodridge, 
Mercantile Company's Depart- \ 
ment store in any quantity j 

It is sold absolutely on its 
merits. Has been manufact- 
ured and sold in this territory 
for over Twenty Years. Whole 
f amilies have been raised on 
this flour exclusively. 

Red Lake Falls 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson, Agent. 


Hanson & Barzen 

Milling Company 

Some SEED GRAIN For Sale at 
Reasonable Prices 

Highest Market Rrice Paid for Grains and Seed 
We have Wheat, Rye, Granam, und Wheat and Kyc 
Flours for sale; also Breakfast foods, Corn meal, 
Cracked Com, Shorts, Bran, Middlings and Ground 
Oats and Barley fop side at Market prices. 

"VIVO' 1 the Hoitse-wive's Favorite. Flour 
Where<ever It Has Been Used 

H. A. Halvorson, 


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Goodridge Post Office 

Arrival and Departure of Malls 

Arrives from Thief River Falls at 
8:15 A..M. Leaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennie *M. Payne, Post Mistref s 

Erie Post Office 


Erie-Thief River Falls Route 

Daily except Sunday. Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays by way of 
Kuehnal, leaving Erie at 7:30 A. M. and 
arriving at Erie at 5:00 P. M. On 
Tuesdays, ' Thursdays and Saturdays 
by way of Brunkeberg, leaving at 6:00 
A. M. and arriving at 6:30 P. M. " 

Ole. O. Strande, Carrier 

I Rural Route No. 1. Leaves Erie at 
i 8.00 a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
| Saturdays. Arrives at fine' at 4:00 
; P- n>- 
! Theo. Rustad, Carrier, 

Thorhult News 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gord, and Mr. and 
Mrs. Swan Larson and families were 
v isiting at Oscar Bolin's last Sunday. <> 




Tvedt & Prichard Lumber Company 


Harvesting And Hayi 


We liaVe the Deering New Ideal Mowers, Hay 
Rakes and Binders. Do your work with the "New 
Idea)" it stands for service and quality. 

Get your repairs early and save time and 
worry. A large supply of machine repairs and 
binder twine on hand. 

Tvedt & Sons, Managers 

Goodridge, - 









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I jf Everybody smokes the America)! Sfaf 
that good 5c cigar t 

A new stock of stationery jqstrecejv- 
ed at the Eleven Towns office. 

You can get a gantiemans 
spring hat at the Qoodrjdge 
cantile Co. ' r . 

"Bread and Butter Farm Lands" 
circulars for sale at this office, 5Q cents 
per 100. 

. We have in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down manure spreaders. 
When in town look them over. 
ridge Mercantile Company. 


Patronize oar advertisers, 
will treat you right 

galve 0. Omlid of Erje, wad a Good: 
rjjjge visitor Wednesday'' 

CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief River 
Falls, for prize lists. 

glling Uronvold, who has had charge 
of the Home Meat Market since it 
opened UP. left for Grygla Saturday 
and Carl Jacobson, formerly with 
Johnson, has taken his place. 

0. Gunstad, editor of the St. HiWre 
Spectator, made our office a pleasant 
call Tuesday. He was accompanied by 
Good- | A. 0. Aubol and H. A. Olson, tjjey re : 
turned the same evening. Come again 
when you can stay a little longer, 
• .We have secured a correspondent at I 
Erf? and expect to give all the news | Orbin Hamry, who f or severalmonfhs 
from that locality hereafter. ' If those has been bookkeeper for the Farmers 
living on- the rural route or on the State Bank of this place, has given up 
Kratka route will give the' news to his position in order to go back to work 
their carriers or telephone the Erie for the Soo Line Railway as brakeman 
pffice not later than Monday evening H. 0. Berve of Germantown, 
we will get it in time. • his place in the bank. 

_ ,~M\,^ _ ......... ._ 

Farm far rent, - Incpire at. G. N. 
depot; Thief River Falls; Minn. 

• Fqr Qopfjness Sake W»Ke Up.' 

Would you pay $10. to §26 for shoes, 
because someone' asked it? . "Nix." 
You would see if you poulf) not do 
better. Use the same business judg^ 
ment in getting your glasses. Ji)te 
your glasses to Mugg, the Grand Forks 
Eye Man, and see how badly you were 
stung. His $6.00 reading glasses' are 
fhe equal of any $15.00 glasses for the 
§ a|ne purpose. C. G. Mugg, Eye Spe : 
cialist, will be at the Qoodridge Hotel 
August 20th., 1SJ15. Glasses fitted. 

For Safe or Trade 

. I have -two hotels doing a good busi- 
ness in thriving towns in N. D. for sale 
or will trade for Northern Minnesota 
land. Orie is furnished throughout and 
has a small incumbrance while the other 
is clear of all incumbrance. If you are 
interested, call on or write. 

John T. Lattimore, Agent 
lltf • Goodridge, Minn. 

will take 

,'*s%*. , %&W%*''V*fr " 

When In Thief River Falls 
Buy \our Jewejry At 

Neset Jewelry Store 

Always a Full Stock on Hand 
First Class Watch Repairing 

Satisfaction Guaranteed. 

0/luf Neset 


$ Thief River Ealls, jHjhnesota 

Bull Tractor For £ale 

Brand nev/ and has never been used. 
My reason for selling is because I am 
going to leave. R, A. Wallin, Esplee, 
Minn. K niile south of ditph no. 12, on 
town line between Lee and Hamre.. 

■"■"••—* Lihd For 'Sale 

I have a few quarter sections ot Trild 
land and several improved farms for 
sale at reasonable prices. 

Johx T. Lattimore. 

Goodridge or Erie 

- \ . =— * — 

1 have secured the agency for several 
more 160 and 320 acre tracts of land in 
this vicinity and can fit you out. in 

almost anything in the way of wild 
land or improved farms at very reason- 
able pricei JloHN T. Lattimore, ' 

complete. Used only one summer! 
For particulars inquire of JosEpg 
VoRLICKY, 107 Kendal Avenue, Thief 
River Falls, Minn. '. 

DIED:— At Griebrocfk, Minn., last 
Thursday morning,: August 5th., 1915, 
Knute O. Homme, father of our well 
known auctioneer, Halvor Homme, 
aged, 77 years, seven month and one 
day. Deceased was born in Norway 
and capie with his family to this coun- 
try, in 1886, first residing in Yellow 
Medicine County, this state, and moving 
from that pace to Mcintosh, where he 
resided with his family two years, after^ 
which he moved with family to Grie- 
brook, where he lived until the time of 
his death this morning. Mr. Homme 
; was a man of good judgment, industri- 
\ ous and highly respected by all who 
knew hinO ' Notwithstanding his 
i advanced years,, he was fairly strong 
! and healthy, but the immediate eaiise 
' of his death was cancer of the face 
'from which he had suffered 20 years,' 
; the last nine months , was confined 
• entirely to his bed. Deceased leaves to; 
, mourn his death, five sons and two 
' daughters, Mrs. Vake' of Erie, Minn. I 
: and Mrs. R. K. Hoy of Grand Forks. 
I The sons are Halvor, Ole, Arnie and 
Dan, who are home } and Osmund of 
Canada. Funeral will he hell) tomorrow 
at .1 o'clock in Griebrook, Rev. Palmer, 
officiating. Mrs. Hqmme died only 
three weeks ago.— Gully Advance. 

Pasture For Rent 

Fenced and good water, $1.00 per 
head for the season. Inquire of P. P. 
Korstad, East of High Landing. (29t) 

Are You Going To Prove Up 

. If so call • at this office and have 
your application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 

Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 160 acres partly imr 
proved. A bargain at $35.00 per acre. 
Reasonable payment down." Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particur 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore, 
Goodridge, Minn. 

P. C. Halverson 





Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices. Call and see him when in 


Goodridge Barber 

Cha's Stephenson, Prop. 

Miller Bldg. Goodridge, Minn, 

I GUN FOR SALE:— A new JIarlin 12 
j guage repeating shot gun for sale.oheap. 
I John T. Lattimore 

I Important! STOP! Read! -.8 

fl . . 2 

B We have a very complete line of Lumber and Building Q 

H Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard. We can § 
« offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which 5 
§ cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following we list a few of * 
8 these bargains. 5 

Flooring ..and': Drop Siding * 
$20.00 per thousand. 8 

Flooring and Drop Siding jj 
$24.00 per thousand. J 

$22.00 per thousand 5 


Blacksmith. & 

Wood Worker 

Goodridge, Mianesota. 


When In Goodridge i 

Go To A First Class Hotel § 

Board By Day Or Week | 

Good Accommodations, £ 

Charges Reasonable cj 

Goodridge Hotel 

ii L. J. FOSS, Proprietor in 


Seperator for Sale . 

One Avery Seperator complete. Used jr y OU are looking for 
only one month Housed and well] d ck Lots J. haye 

taken care of and is good as new. bize ° J , 

| 3 2-54. Will sell cheap for cash or them at very low prices. 

[bankable paper. My reason for selling 

\ is my saw mil 
! attention. 
i (84-35) 

and store require all my 
John Mostrom, 

Neptune, Minn. 

Special 6 inch No. 4 
Special 6 inch No. 3 


| Wt want 4 heavy oisen, must be 
j young and well broke. Call or write. 
i 8> ■ - Ackerblade & Solbjk ■ 
(34-35) Hag, Minnesota 

No. 2 Dimension 


These prices are far below regular prices and now is the 
time to buy, as we may not be able to offer these a little latter 
on. • • ■ 

Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on good 
4, 6 and 8 foot lumher, 

A look at our stqek will convince you of these facts. 

Winton = Nichols Lumber Go. J 


Goodridge, Mavie, Thief River Falls, and Fosston, Minnesota * 

I Communion Services 

i Services with communion will be con- 
! ducted by Rev. F. J . Seltz on Sunday, 
I August 15th. at Germantown at ten 
! o'clock a. m. and at Esplee at three 
[o'clock p. m. 

Carl Lindstrom 

Attorney at Law 

.Notary Public 

John T. Lattimore 

Justice of the Peace 

Real Estate Bought and Sold on Commission. 
All kinds of conveyances and contracts drawn 
and properly acknowledged. Collections, 
given prompt and careful attention. 


Goodridge. Minnesota 

i Lost 

On state road between Thief River 
; Falls and' Goodridge Saturday, August 
i 7th., one pair No. 8 Men's shoes. 
. Finder please notify Tellef Bratland, 
: Erie, Minn. (34pd) 

LOST— A tent between Goodridge 
and Grygla Sunday, July 11th. Finder 
please leave at this office and receive 
reward. (32tf) 

Xake Notice 

After June 1st. I will grind feed 
only on SATURDAY of 
each' week. If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 



Cream Parlor 

East of Goodridge Hotel 

Complete line of 
, Tobaccos, 

Every Thing New 
And Up-To-Date. 

Fresh Fruit, 
Soft Drinks 
and Candies 

I n 

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Also Manager And Owner of Cioodridge Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 







\ Cash Capital S10.000 

■ i 

For Sale;— Camera 4x5, complete 
with plate holders, carrying cjise and tri 
pod. Nearly new, will sell, for $10. In- 
, quire at Eleven Towns office. 

Surplus $2,000 jj 


Have You a 
Bank Account? 

If you do not keep your money in our Bank, 
some day you'll envy the man who saved a part 
of his earning. The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step toward acquiring a habit 
of thrift which leads to sucess. Money in our bank 
is safer than anywhere else. A checking account 
is.the simplest and most convenient method of pay- 
ing bills. 

For Sale 

One Jersey cow 3'i years old. 

. H. A. Halvorson 

Horses For Sale Cheap 

Good team of work horses, j 

H. R: Lesmn, 
(31tf) 4 miles oast of Torgerson . 


If you have any wool for sale, I will ' 
pay 25 cents per pound. Notify Cha's. 
Fiterm'an, Goodridge, Jlinn. This good 
till further notice. 

Automobile For Sale 

Model 10 Buick 4 passenger Automo- 
bile in good condition. A snap if taken, 
at once. Write or see S. CHRISTOFFER- 
SON, Erie, Minn., Residency N. E.. '4, 
Section 25; Star township. (31-34pd) 

j Haying and Harvesting j 

! Machinery \ 

Why not come in now and see our line of 
John Deere and McCormick Mowers, Hay Rakes 
and Binders. Do it now, and not wait untill" you 
need it and then take trie first that is offered you. 


Headquarters for Farm Loans j 

Goodridge State Bank 

A. H. Fasel, President. 

J. P. Jenson, Cashier. 


jgjfc.. ..-.-■ 

»> Oft grTnriy OTr T r»,^ ' ^' f i^ M ^^' n i t ' M OU *» in lj t M' ^ ^ 

How's This? j 

We offer One Hundrad Dollars Re- 
ward for any case of Catarrh that can- 
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. 

■F..1.CHBSKY& CO., Toledo, O. 

We. the n inlet Hi«ned, l»*ve known F. J. Cheney 
tor the lfW 15 years, iiml belfeve him prtfectly 
tinimrahk* In all bw>liiw trn iifin-t Ions atiiM nun* 
i-ImUv aMo to riirry imtniiy oMIjintliyw maile liy 
hi* linn. 


Toltnio. O. 

Hnll's* Catarrh C»r«l» taken luternaUy, uftfutr 

illrcttly opou the blood anil ihucoom Biirfatea of 

tho tivatem. Te*ttiiiion1aIri wftt. frrf. prlM 75 

i-enUiwpbotUp. ^ohlby.all I)nnmb»- 

Take UuII'd FoniHv P»l* for. constipation. 


• Why not find out in advance what kind 
I machines will give you the best service. We ha 

• the John Deere and McCormick machinery and 

• faithfully believe that there are no other kind on 

• market that will give as good service. 


I Goodridge Mercantile Co. 






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jl tie Strange Adventures 
m of Christopher Poe (* 

Starter of Strange CaseiSohitd in Secret by a Banker-Detective 


(Copyright, 1915, by W. O. Chapman.). — **iq< " 


CO>IO>IOI<OIOfr>£>>I<<*>X<0>^^ gaj 

Christopher' Foe was determined, 
after/many abortive attempts, to take 
a long needed vacation. But instead 
of going by train, as be had intended, 
he /took a boat to New Orleans in or- 
der to get all the benefit possible out 
of his holiday. The moment he 
stepped on board he threw off all 
/bought of business, and mingled with 
/the passengers under, the name of 
/ Hardy, enjoying the trip to the dregs. 
/ In the smoking-saloon he made friends 
/ with several men, among them a very 
/ congenial spirit named Farley, who 
/ always seemed interested whenever 
anj banking subject was mentioned. 

On the last night before reaching 
Is'cw Orleans Farley and Poe made 
two of a group of half a dozen, sitting 
abound a table in the smoking-room, 
talking idly, almost gossiping, as men 
do aboard steamers. 

The conversation was abruptly cut 
short, as a man on deck looked in and 
announced a passing boat. 'Everybody 
went out at once to see the ship, for 
events are few on shipboard;, and 
"when Poe returned to the smoking- 
room, he found only Farley. 

"Well. Mr. Hardy," greeted Farley. 
"Sit down and tell me some more 
about bank burglars. You seem to 
be the only one of us that's really on 
?; the inside. Not a professional bank- 
breaker yourself?'.' 

"Oh, no; I've only got it out of 
books so far. I'm not letter-perfect 
yet," answered Poe, concealing a 
yawn. "I dare say all the theories 
are quite wrong." 

"I don't believe you got a bit of it 
out of books," answered Parley quiz- 
zically. "Tell me, now, how do you 
"know eo much about bank sneaks, for 

"Well, if you want the truth, I'm 
si banker, and we've suffered some at 
the hands of sneaks; that's what first 
interested me in their methods." 

"Good! I thought as much. Shake 
hands on it. I'm a banker too." Far- 
ley extended his hand eagerly, and 
Poe cla?ped it listlessly. 

"What bank?" ashed Poe. 

"The Traders'. National. New ■ Or- 
leans," answered Farley. 

"Oh, yes, I believe you're "our cor- 
respondents down here. I've got a 
letter of credit to your bank, in fact," 
s:iiti Poe. feeling in his pocket, and 
bringing out a credit letter from his* 
■ov/n bank in New York. 

"Well, that looks all right," smiled 
Farley. "I thought from the first you 
were a banker. I hope you'll be in' 
S'.mie time tomorrow to see. us. We 
don't have to worry about, losing 
money down here', except on cotton 
loans. The Traders' National is as 
impenetrable as. Gibraltar; we've 
never been threatened with a break, 
rind never suffered any loss of actual 


"Then that's just the time to look 
nut,'' remarked Poe. "The worst 
storms come after a calm., you know." 

Next morning the boat arrived in 
New Orleans, and Poe' left without 
st.-eing his friend Farley agajn. He 
sent his luggage to an obscure room- 
ing-house ■ on Bourbon street, and 
walked for sbme distance along the 

It was noon before he reached the 
rooming-house, a strange, roaming 
Spanish building, opposite the Old 
Absinthe house. 

Putting his luggage in order, Poe 
changed to a lighter suit, and started 
ior-the Traders' National bank to get 
funds on his letter of credit. 

As he entered the bank, a pervad- 
ing air of excitement attracted his at- 
tention. He was about to ask for Mr. 
Farley, when the door of the presi- 
dent's office opened, and he recog- 
nized his steamer companion. 

"Oh, Mr. Hardy!" exclaimed Far- 
ley. "Come in here a moment. It's 
something on the line we spoke of '• 
last night." 

Poe entered the president's, office, 
and Farley, his face anxious, leaned 
toward him, exclaiming: 

"Well, it has just happened. A bank 
3ueak got away with twenty thousand 
dollars not fifteen minutes ago. The 
bank was jammed with customers, 
cashing checks for weekly pay-rolls, 
transacting the usual week-end busi- 
ness. Somebody got away with 

■ twenty thousand-dollar, bills, shot at 
our paying-teller, Jackson, and slipped 

■ through the crowd unnoticed." 

"Give me the details," said Poe 
with interest. 

"Jackson's desk was piled with 
money; in the lot was* a thin package 
. of thousand-dollar bills which had 
\ been taken from the safe this morn- 
ing for convenience of a Spanish ship- 
owner, Gonzales, who wanted gold 
certificates of large denomination 
with which to transact a foreign 
deal," explained Farley. 

"Jackson, in arranging his money- 
this morning, had put the' bundle of 
big bills at the extreme left of his 
desk, and during the busy morning 
hours .it had gradually been pushed 
close up against the narrow, strong, 
steel grating ourroundlng his cage, 
and protecting him perfectly from 
any of the usual attempts of: sneak- 
thieves. As Jackson had picked up 
the bunch several times, mistaking it 
for - i.-.c-uagn of hundred-dollar bills, 
he ::;..'*■ clapped, the gold certifi- 

cates down on top of his tin safe box 
out of the way and Immediately for- 
got them until ten minutes of one, 
when his trained eye was suddenly at- 
tracted to the top of that box by a 
quick movement, but the bills were' 
then there, all right. 'Jackson heard 
a low whisper which sounded like the 
word 'General,' and was about to 
reach for the bills, to put them in a 
safer place, when a shot blazed out, 
not two feet in front of him, a bullet 
nipped his hand, and he drew it back 
sharply with a twinge of, pain, leaped 
off his stool, and scanned the sur- 
prised, frightened faces of the cus- 
tomers outside the bars. The line 
had been broken up by the effect of- 
the shot, and it was impossible to tell 
which of four or five men might have 
pulled the trigger. 

"Jackson's eyes returned mechanr 
ically to. the bunch of bills for which 
he had reached. They were gone! 
Twenty thousand-dollar bills stolen 
white tne paying teller's eyes were 
off lite money for one confused in- 
stant! V 

"The two bank detectives and the 
doorman had drawn their revolvers 
at the sound of the shot, and rushed 
to protect the doors, but before they 
cotild reach them several alarmed 
customers had dashed into the street, 
and probably tbe bank sneak was 
among them. 

"I rushed out of my room, pushed 
through the panicky crowd, told the 
detectives to lock the doors, and stop- 
ped in front of the chief teller's win- 
■ "'What was it, Jackson?' I asked. 

'"Twenty thousand,' he said. 'I. 
didn't see it, but it must have been a 
sneak. The shot confused me; when 
I looked up, I couldn't make out who 
did it.* That's ail, Mr. Hardy." 

"There's a crowd out there yet," 
said Poe quickly. "Ask them what 
they saw." 

Mr. Farley stepped to the door, and 
called out to the roomful, "Did you 
see anything of this, any of you?" 

A wiry little southern gentleman, 
a well-known cotton .merchant, step- 
ped up, tugged at his drooping mus- 
tache, and remarked: 

"I .was standing, sir, next in line 
beside tbe teller's window, and the 
bullet must have come as close to 
me as the one that grazed my elbow 
at Pickett's charge; but it's my opin- 
ion, sir, though there was a powerful 
explosion, that the shot was fired 
from the street or the door, by Gad, 

"Couldn't have been!" cut in a pon- 
derous, low-browed foreigner, who 
proved to be the very Spanish mer- 
chant for whom Jackson had provided 
the bills. "I was standing right be- 
hind this man, and the gun went off 
right behind me. The shot sounded. 
Boom! right in my ear." 

"That's strange," answered Farley, 
glancing at the Spaniard's broad hand, 
his check for the twenty thousand 
dollars trembling slightly between a 
thick thumb and forefinger. "Looks 
as though the powder singed you. 
What's that on your hand, Gonzales?" 

The merchant glanced at a big 
black splotch on the. back of his 
hand. "That's — that's — well, maybe 
the powder did burn me. Didn't I 
tell yon it was close?" 

"And who stood behind you in the 
line, Mr.' Gonzales?" came the quick 

The merchant dropped his eyes, 

"I don't know. It looked like Mr. 
Reilly's clerk there." he stammered. 

The "young man in • question, who 
had come to cash a check for his 
employer's pay-roll, flushed.- and said 
he guessed he was behind Gonzales, 
though he couldn't remember, he 
hadn't noticed, everything had hap- 
pened so quickly. 

As a necessary precaution even' 
man in the bank submitted to a 
search before the big outside doors 
were unlocked, and even then Farley 
asked Jackson, Gonzales, and Mr. 
Reilly's clerk to confer with him in 
his office. 

The conference developed* nothing 
of importance, but it gave time for 
the two bank detectives to station 
themselves outside at a suggestion 
from Poe, and when Gonzales and the 
clerk .left the building their trails 
were diligently taken up by the soft- 
footed pair lying in wait. 

President Farley had no sooner dis- 
missed them than Poe rose, passed 
his smooth, firm hand through his up- 
standing touzle of brown hair in a 
movement habitual with him, and 

"Really, I can't recall anything In 
my experience to fit the case. It is 
evident the usual bank sneak's meth- 
od has not been used. We must look 
for what the detectives call a clue." 

"There's nothing to. go by but the 
bullet-hole in the ceiling; it seems 
that the bullet went almost 
straight up after it nipped Jackson's 

"That rather conflicts with the 
. statement of the depositor nearest 
the . window who thought the bullet 
was fired from, the front door," ob- 
served Poe. . ^ 

"How?" " ; r-''V"*-"' 

Poe smiled, as he stepped into the 

corridor ,1a front of the qhief paying- 
teller's cage, located the bullet-mark 
in the ceiling, pointed to it, and 

"How could a bullet shot from the 
door strfafe the teller's hand and then 
go straight up and lodge in the ceil- 
ing almost over his head?" 

"It couldn't Of course it couldn't," 
answered the banker promptly. "We" 
have at least established the fact 
that the revolver was discharged 
from a ; point close to the grating — " 

"And purposely pointed upward, I 
should say," put in Poe, "as Jackson 
came forward with a, flattened mass 
of lead in his band. 

Christopher Poe merely glanced' at 
the bit of lead, nodded his head curt- 
ly, and asked a porter to pull aside 
one of the big window-blinds, which 
had been drawn down after the rob- 
ber}'- The path of light that entered 
made bright the -teller's window and 
the floor all about it. Poe carefully 
pulled up ■ his immaculate trousers, 
knelt on the marble floor, and ex- 
amined the cracks where the stones 
joined. Finding nothing, he contin- 
ued his search in the crevice where 
a marble ledge joined the three-foot 
wall enclosing the teller's cage. Tak- 
ing a quill tooth-pick from his pocket, 
he ran it along the crack. 

"What on earth are you looking 
for?" asked the president, interested. 

"Anything," answered Poe prompt; 
ly, glancing >up. 'Tve heard that 
most detectives look everywhere for 
that elusive clue which makes it all 
come out right in the end. It doesn't 
seem to be a half-bad idea either. 
Look! Here's something." His quill 
had dislodged two small shiny objects, 
perfectly round. He carefully pushed 
them onto his palm, held them close 
to his eyes, and studied them for half 
a minute. 

"What are they?" asked the bank 

"Seeds," answered Poe. 

"Seeds v That's a funny place for 
them. The porter does his work 

"What do you want- of 'em, Chris?" 
asked the lawyer, who, like most of 
the banker's good friends, never sus- 
pected . his interest in criminology 
went farther than a superficial study 
of It through books. 

"Oh, I'd like to get hold of a clever 
fortune-teller, a man preferably." 

"I don't believe there's anybody in 
the business regularly; There's a lit- 
tle demand for them once in -a while 
at Mardi Gras time. But there's Mike 
Mayo, lives down on Ursulines; I'll 
give you a card to him. Don't know 
why they call him Mike, he's a Span- 
iard. He comeB in touch with all 
sorts of mountebanks, gypsies, and 
people working all kinds of grafts." 

"Good! That's just the fellow I 

Fifteen minutes later Christopher 
Poe, having stopped at a haberdash- 
er's to buy and don a vest and neck- 
tie of loud pattern, pushed open the 
door to Mike Mayo's office, and in a 
tone much louder than his usual one 
introduced himself, not troubling to 
use the card given him by the law- 

"I'm Hardy, got a couple of shows 
at Coney; down here on business, 
heard of you, thought I'd drop in 'fore 
I went back an' see if you had any at- 
traction fit to take back to help in the 
big noise." 

"I don't know if I have anybody 
to suit you," drawled Mayo, "but I 
have several clever performers, who 
work cheap." 

"No, I mean something a bit un- 
usual. As a matter of fact, Mayo," 
said Poe, producing a festive-banded 
cigar he had bought purposely, "I 
want somethin' pretty good. Differ- 
ent, you know. I got a kind of an 
idea to fix up a fake fortune-telling 
stunt, sort of an Innovation; you got 
anybody that's darn clever with the 

"At present I have nothing but two 
sweet, pretty girls with tambourines 
and dances and fortune-telling with 
holding hands; 'a crazy old man with 

well. They couldn't have been there 

"Not over half an hour," replied 
Poe confidently. 

"Can you make out what kind of 
seeds they are?" 

"Yes—they're from a variety of 
poppy, the blue maw poppy seed, I 
should say," he answered, brushing 
them off his palm, and dusting his 
hands together. 

"But why don't you save them?" 
cried the bank officer. 

Poe did not hear; he had turned 
quickly to Jackson, .and asked in a 
low voice so that the curious clerks 
all about the room, trying to look un- 
concerned, could not hear: 

"What was the word you thought 
you heard whispered an instant be- 
fore the shot blazed out?" 

"It was just a murmur, I don't 
know how I happened to catch it, but 
I'm pretty sure somebody called, 'Gen- 
eral!' in a very low tone." 

Poe turned to President Farley: 

"Guess that's all there is to see," 
he said lightly. "I'm much obliged 
to you for asking me to help, I'm 
glad you thought I'd be interested. 
I'll ring you up if I stumble on any- 
thing of importance." 

Christopher Poe whisked out of the 
office, stepped deliberately on the toe 
of a police detective trying to conceal 
himself in a corner between two 
buildings, said, "Oh, pardon me," and 
hurried on, the clumsy sleuth staring 
after him belligerently, inclined to 
follow Poe as a sure suspect 

Poe went straight down Canal to 
Bourbon street, and there turned in 
to the office, of a criminal lawyer who 
occupied the whole floor above a 
rambling old antique shop. 

"Gerry," he said, when he was ad- 
mitted to the lawyer's private room, 
"you come nearer to being a profes- 
sional day and night prowler than 
anybody else I know in this town. I 
wonder if you couldn't give me a few 
addresses of your disreputable friends 
down around Ursulines street, say; 
or a traveling gypsy or two that may 
have worked- their way over in some 
freight-boat or other" > '..-'.,- 

scanty light seeping In through the 
dusty window, smiled again; dropped 
it . into his pocket, and began a 
painstaking scrutiny of everything in 
the small- room. 

At length he "name to a pair of old 
Spanish boots with thin red Morocco 
tops. He struck a match, examined 
the floor about the shoes, and picked 
up a handful of leather scrapings and 
bits of thread- Having finished his 

Spaniard weakened; he a3ked to ba 
let down, but -'oe refused to listen 
to his excuses. He had directed the 
driver to "take them to Mr. Farley's 
home on St. Charles avenue; and 
when they reached the number and 
the faker, saw a splendid residence, 
he looked craftily *t Poe. who waa 
successfully posing as a gay man- 
about-town, and sullenly accompanied 
him to the door, where Farley himsell 

examination, he hurried out. locked ' admitted them, controlling hi: 

quick-hand tricks and fortune-telling 
parrakeetB that pick out the cards al- 
ready printed; a young boy from Ma- 
laga who sees things .before they 
come, by the stars, and plays the 
violin; and an old witch-woman who 
tells it all from the cards. The boy 
is clever; he plays the violin, invents 
things, and tells fortunes by the 
stars," Mayo said somewhat sullenly. 

"Oh. I might take his address along 
with the rest, but it ain't so much of 
a lay-out as I expected," said Poe in 
painstaking vernacular. 

The Spaniard hastened to write out 
the addresses for him, and Poe had 
no sooner left the pompous little fel- 
low's office than he sho.t straight for 
the first address printed on the card, 
that of the old fortune-telling faker 
with the sleight-of-hand tricks. 

It was three o'clock as Poe climbed 
two flights of rickety stairs leading 
up through a smelly courtyard be- 
hind a French restaurant on Decatur 
street, and knocked on the door of 
the room he had learned downstairs 
was occupied by the man he wished 
to see. 

No answer came. Poe struck a 
match, for the entry-way was dark, 
and found that the door of the room 
was securely fastened by a great, 
•heavy- padlock. 

A slight smile flickered in his 
smooth face as he drew out a com- 
pact little pearl-handled pocket-knife, 
opened a button-hook blade, inserted 
it in the key-hole, turned it twice to 
the left with a dexterous twist, found 
the spring, pressed it back, sprung 
the lock, and entered. 

Inside was a nasty, damp-smelling 
room, with no ventilation but that 
which came through a broken pane in 
the tiny window cut into small 
squares by weather-beaten strips. 
There was a disreputable old char- 
coal stove sitting in the fireplace, the 
dusty bricks of which were splotched 
with Remains of eggs, meat, tomato 
paste, and^iruit skinB. Poe searched 
throughjtne miscellaneous food supply 
in an ora macaroni box, took a sam- 
ple .of the contents of a big hag in the 
box, examined the sample by . the 

..i' '■'''" -'■'-' ."■-. . - .-■ ' : ' : • ■ '..' 

the door, went downstairs, and hunt- 
ed up the proprietor of the restau- 

"Was the General with. the old man 
when he went out today?" he asked. 

"Yes, of course," answered the res- 
taurant keeper. 
- "Know where I can find them?" 

The Frenchman shrugged his shoul- 
ders and replied, "Most anywhere." . 

Christopher Poe walked up Decatur 
street until he reached Canal, keeping 
a sharp lookout for the sleight-of-hand 
faker with his fortune-telling parra- 

As he came, to the foot of Canal 
street Poe observed a group about a 
man standing in front of the "Belle 
of the Bends" boat-landing: he 
strolled over, and stood looking on 
idly as a bevy of giggling girls clus- 
tered about a wrinkled little old Span- 
iard, dressed in a greenish-black suit., 
tall boots with faded red Morocco 
tops, and an odd old felt hat. His 
smile was warm and sunny as he pet- 
ted nis long-tailed parrots, perched 
above a box of smudged, many-col- 
ored fortune-telling cards on a port- 
able stand, and .Invited the girls to 
step up, lay a nickel in his wrinkled 
hand, and have one of the pretty 
birds pick out an envelope for them 
containing a card on which they 
would find their fortunes printed, to- 
gether with the picture of the man 
they would marry and the numbers 
they should play in lottery. 

As the little' green birds hopped 
down at the faker's bidding, jerked 
out envelopes with their^harp bills, 
and laid them in the purchaser's 
hands. Poe became more interested, 
pushed his way to the front, and paid 
a nickel for the service of a bird. 

"Do they do any other tricks?" he 
asked, having received a card. 

For answer the faker made a cir- 
cle of his thumbs and forefingers, 
held it before one^pf the tiny parrots, 
and the bird hopped through grace- 
fully, to the amusement of the gather- 

Poe laughed, and handed the faker 
a quarter, at the same time raising 
his finger to summon a taxicab driver 
who had just discharged his faro at 
the boat-landing and was pulling up 
his "Vacant" flag. 

"Got any more tricks?" asked Poe. 
pointing to a. little felt Napoleon hat 
surmounting a toy cannon tied to one 
end of the bird perch. "Don't some 
of your birds do a stunt with that?" 

The faker fingered Poe's quarter, 
and answered quickly: 

"I fix it for old trick: bird what do 
it Is sick." 

A bright-faced lad at. Poe's side 
edged forward and explained: 

"Hs sticks that hat on the bird's 
head, and puts a cap in the cannon, 
and tel!s the bird .to fire the cannon." 

"The deuce you say?" cried Pop. 
"I'd "give a dollar to see that!" He 
produced the money flashily, acting 
as though he were slightly inebriated. 

The faker's eyes glinted as he looked 
at the bill. He shook his head and 
mumbled something unintelligible. 

"Oh, come on; I'll bet your bird 
ain't too sick to perform for a dol- 

The faker looked at him sharply, 
grinned, reached into his pocket, 
brought out a bird somewhat larger 
than the other, placed it on the perch, 
and fitted the comical little military 
cap to its head. 

Poe signaled the taxicab driver, who 
had drawn up close to the curb, to 
wait a moment, and grinned appre- 
ciatively as the faker stuck a tooth- 
pick under the bird's wing for a gun 
and cried. "Attention!" 

The bird made a little frightened 
hop. threw back its wings, perked its 
head saucily, and faced the cannon. 

Tiie Spaniard took a small powder 
cap from his. pocket, inserted it in 
the toy cannon, which was really a 
hoy's Fourth of July pistol with the 
handle knucked off, held up his hand, 
and with a. jaunty little bow ad- 
dressed the bird: 

"General Phillips!" 

The bird fluttered a wing in salute, 
and perked its head on the other side. 
The little ^Spaniard's eyes snapped 
with pride; 

"General Phillips!" he cried. "Are 
you ready?" 

The bird faced about, reached the 
cannon in two hop's, clutched the 

prise with evident ea'ort. 

"Hello, Doc!" cried Poe in feigned 
hearty good-fellowship, giving the re 
served bank president tbe cue to nil 
part, "I brought a fellow along with 
a funny bird; General Phillips, hs 
calls him. Shoots a gun and picka 
up most anything with that strong 
beak of his." 

Farley played his part poorly, and 
the little Spaniard was warily sus- 
picious, acting as though he had s-en 
Farley before and was afraid of him. 

"Show him your trick! Have th«* 
General fire the gun!" said Poe, push- 
ing the two-dollar bill into the faker's 
hand, which closed over it like a 
trap. - , 

The Spaniard sullenly took General 
Phillips from his pocket, and repeat- 
ed the gun-firing stunt. 

"What do you think of that for a 
bird?" queried Poe. looking up sharp- 
ly at Farley, whose gar.e was fixed 
thoughtfully on the parroL 

"I don't just get tke •.onneetioh." 
he said slowly. 

'"Y\-.< will. in a minuf' Poe turned 
abruptly to the performer, who had 
craftily returned the bird to his pock.- 
et, and was fingering something in 
his belt as he clung tc his little box 
of birds and fortua?-tciling cards. 
He edeed toward the Ovor, and Poa 
ask ■■;■!: 

"Seuor. what do yo.< feed vour 

"Seeds." was the .s:;".en reply, aa 
the little fellow tri it" to open t!i9 
door, which . Poe h:iM thoughtfully 
locked behind him. 

"What kind?" 

"Why you ask?" cried the Spaniard, 
facing about with a snarl 
, "Oh, I'm interested in the send 
business today. Are they funny lit- 
tle white seeds?" i. 

"No, black." 

"Like these?" asfc^d Poe idly, ex- 
hibiting a pinch of rtie sample he had 
taken from the big bag in the inar-v 
roni box pantry in the old fellow's 

President Farley stepped back dis- 
creetly as the little Spaniard dropped 
his bird box. thrust his face toward 
Poe's, and. wicked little eye.s snap- 
ping, demanded: 

"Where you set those?" 

"Oh, I just brought them along !n 
case the General became hungry," 
said Poe' languidly, dropping in I o his 
.usual tone of speech to the great sur- 
prise of the Spaniard, and, to the re- 
lief of anxious, uncomprehending Mr. 
Farley. "Those arc poppy seeds, tho 
blue maw variety, very line seed for 
small parrots, as any bird-seller 
around town will tell you. If u man 
had a thousand-dollar bill, or twenty 
of them, lie couldn't buy hotter food 
for parrakeets t!,au this." 

President Farley started at merman 
of blue maw peppy seeds. The- little 
Spaniard, cord.; standing out in Ins. 
neck as he strained up toward Poo, 
his?"'! through clenched teeth: 

"What you mean, you. devil.'" 

"-Nothing Only when General Phil- 
lip? hurri'-d" to\ ob^y your order of 
Fire. General!' at the bank this neon. 
by pulling the trigger of the real re- 
volver you've trot \i\ your left hand 
now. and then popping nut !ii<; head 
amid the resulting cuti fusion and 
grabbing the bur.rli of bills through, 
the grating as" he had been trained ir> 
do. he aceiden tally spilled two his;--* 
maw poppy seeds out of the little tend 
box you. rigged up in flint handy pock- 
et of yours." 

There was a flasli, of fire, a loud re- 
port. President Farley reeled back 
against the wall, and Christopher Pog 
threw tho little Spaniard suddenly 
down on his back, crying: 

"No harm don't. Farley, you weren't 
shot; he fired the gun from his pock- 
et, as I expected; the bulle'. only 
took a chip out of that chair Cut 
that telephone cord, and we'll tie him 
down so he can't kick while I pull 
off his boots." 

Farley helped as best he could, and 
inside of two minutes they had the old 
faker tied up and his foreign boots 

Poe picked up the pen-knife with 
which Farley had cut the telephone 
wire, and handed it back tojts owner, 
indicating the thiok sole of the Span- . 
fcird's left boot. 

"Suppose you rip open tho.-e ha:rjly 
made stitches in. the red Morocco 
cuff about the' top of that shoe and 

trigger firmly with one claw, and i seP wmU you find .-. 
turned its head toward the faker. ! 

"Fire! General!" came the ringing 

The bird braced itself and jerked 
back on the trigger, the hammer fell 
and the audience, greatly delighted 
with the sharp report that followed, 
broke into delighted chuckles as the 
bird hopped down, pulled out a for- 
tune-telling envelope, and placed it 
in Poe's hand. 

Poe gave the promised dollar to the 
faker, exclaiming: 

"Good work! Take long to train 
him? I got a friend up-town who'd 
be interested In that bird. Here! 
I'll give you two bucks to faring Gen- 
eral Phillips up to the house and 
have him perform. Come on, get in 
this machine." ■ 

Poe lurched a, little, and tugged 
good-naturedly at the fellow's arm. 

The Spaniard hesitated. . Poe 
flashed a two-dollar bill before his 
eyes, and the old fellow succumbed, 
picked up hiB portable stand, put Gen- 
eral Phillips back into his pocket, and 
got into the taxi. 

As they roda un the. straot tha 

With trembling hands Farley did 
as directed. Poe placing a short-legged 
couch over the struggling, straining 
form of the Spaniard, effectively hold- 
ing him down.. 

A cry escaped Farley. He held up 
a quivering hand which contained a 
neat packet of thousand : dollar hills. 

Poe reached over and took the hilla 
from the bank president's fingers. 

"You found them neatly folded up 
and sewed in between tbe two '.hick 
layers qf leather?" 


"Look!" Poe pointed to a sharp 
dent which carried through the thin 
package of .bills and showed in a 
bump and a corresponding dent on 
the other side. 

"What do you gather from that?" 
asked Farley with a puzzled leuk. 

"General Phillips' sharp beak left 
those markd when he clutched the 
bills firmly and dragged them through 
the rods as Jackson jumped hack. 
startled by the revolver report. Do 
you understand it all now?" 

"Ye-es/' answered Farley slowly, **X 


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This photograph, taken during the retreat 
Galicia, shows Austrian troops repair! ng bridges. - 



Told by United States Mission- 
aries Who Were on Scene 
, at the Time. 


Ten Thousand Cared for in the Town 

fn Weeks Before Russians Arrived 

— Provide Ingenious Defense 

Against Turk Bullets. 


1 ' 


New York. — Letters from the staff 
of the American board of commission- 
ers for foreign missions who were in 
,. Van, the old Armenian city in east- 
ern Turkey, during the recent trou- 
blous times, have just been received 
at the offices of the board by way 
of Petrograd. They tell a thrilling 
story of the last desperate weeks be- 
fore the Russians arrived, when 
Turks were determined to crush the 
Armenians, when the mission prem- 
ises were crowded with refugees and 
the houses barricaded against shot 
ahd shell. The wife of Dr. Clarence 
D. Ussher thus tells the story of the 

"As you know, there lias been a 
long-standing and well-grounded dis- 
satisfaction on the part of the Arme- 
nians with the insincerity and in- 
justice of the 'Young Turk' party in 
power. This feeling has grown strong 
since Turkey declared war against 
Russia six months ago. 

"This suicidal rush into the frcy 
was a most unpopular move among 
Moslem and Christian alike, but its 
consequences bore most heavily upon 
the latter, who were pressed into 
service and then deprived of thetr 
arms and forced to work as day labor- 
ers without proper food or care. Thou- 
• sands died of typhus and neglect. 
Punish Rebels, Was Order. 
"It was small wonder that as many 
is possible secured exemption from 
service or refused to be enlisted. The 
government naturally regarded their 
course" as nothing less than treason, 
bo when a strong governor-general, the 
brother-in-law of Enver Hey, was ap- 
pointed to Van, his first concern was 
to punish the rebels. 

"Three weks ago last Friday the 
military liead of this revolutionary fac- 
tion, with two of his companions, was 
Killed at command of the vali, who 
had scut them to Shaddakh as official 
peace commissioners to settle a ques- 
tion between the government and the 
revolutionists. Another prominent Ar- 
menian leader, a member of pariia- 
■ ment, was seized and deported to the 
capital. April 17, the day word was 
. received of the assassination of the 
revolutionary leader, Ishan, Doctor 
Ussher. and Mr. Yarrow (also of the. 
American board) were called by the 
vali, wlio told them plainly that he 
was determined to crush the rebel- 
lion if it involved the extermination 
of tho whole Armenian population, but 
that he would prefer not to injure 
the women and children. 

Refuse Turkish Guard. 
"As we proposed to open our prem- 
ises to refugees he urged placing a 
guard of 50 Turkish soldiers here. We 
at first consented to the suggestion, 
but the revolutionists said experience 
had taught them the soldiers could 
not be trusted. They were unwilling 
to allow the soldiers to come. We 
have been thankful many times since 
thai they refused to do so. 

"That evening we consulted with 
Signor Sbardone, Italian consular 
agent, the only consul left in the city 
to represent our interests and those 
of other foreigners. It was midnight 
before our plans were made. That 
very evening neighbors began to bring 
In beds, carpets, boxes and -wheat, as 
those who realized the situation con- 
sidered our premises, those of the Ger- 
mans "and Sbardone's the only safe 

"The next day was Sunday, and we 
had church services as usual, but all 
day long the streams of people poured 
through the gates. Men, women and 
children were loaded with their house- 
hold effects. The rich hired iiaraals' 
to bring piles of bedding and beauti- 
fully polished chests of clothing, and 
the poor hurried in with their pitiful 

treasures of bare necessities. Lit- 
tle donkeys brought in large sacks of 
flour and wheat. 

Hay Obtained for the Cattle. 

".Most of the horses in the city had 
already been seized by the govern- 
ment, but a few were found to bring 
bay for the cows, which had to be 
put in the basement of our old school 
building as our small stable was full. 
We have had such a rainy spring that 
the ground was too wet to store goods 
outside so we .packed the basements 
of our new school buildings from floor 
to ceiling with boxes, bedding and 
bags of wheat and flour, reserving all 
rooms above for the people we knsw 
would need them. 

"liefore we had dressed Monday ve 
had had applications for rooms from 
half a dozen families and by night 
we in our houses had a regular hotel 
of more than seventy people, while 
attic, wood room and halls were piled 
with goods of every description. 
. "Our family are all together in the 
middle bedroom, which is barricaded 
*y a wall of large oil cans filled with 
earth. This shuts out most of the 
sunlight, but the windows are down 
from the top, and- with three open 
doors we can get good ventilation. 
The sitting room windows are pro- 
tected by bags of flour piled up on the 
wide sills and a triple hanging of 
heavy blankets across the bay win- 
dows to keep out the stray bullets. 
Bullet Holes in the Walls. 

"The need of such protection is evi- 
denced by the many broken tiles on 
our roof, and forty or more bullet 
holes in the walls and the broken 
windows through which four balls 
have entered our living rooms. Some- 
times the air hums with the constant 
Hying of bullets over and .through the 
premises, and it is a miracle that so 
few have been hurt. It was an ex- 
citing moment when an unexpected 
cannon ball struck the wall of our 
house only ten inches above the head 
of the mayor's wife, who was outside 
the study -door, and fell harmless at 
her feet. The same morning another 
cannon ball fell into the stable yard 
a few feet from where Neville (Dr. 

to show US. 

The benches from the church and 
seats from the school rooms have, been 
removed to make floor space. Many 
are huddled in the low dark basement 
of the church; the audience room and 
galleries are crowded. The schools 
are filled even to the hallways. The 
hospital Is considered ordinarily to be 
.full if it has 50 patients, now 140 
are under its roof. There are at 
least 5,000 refugees on our premises, 
and as many more in the near vicin* 
ity. The German compound resem- 
bles ours and Sbardone feeds between 
thirty and forty at his table. 
How Armenians Make Ammunition. 
"The Armenians have shown won- 
derful ingenuity in making gunpow- 
der, dynamite bombs and serviceable 
bullets. They make a mortar to throw 
bombs, and now are at work on four 
cannon, the only weapons the Turks 
have which they have not. I visited 
their cartridge factory last week. It 
was most interesting to see the proc-; 
ess from the. start, when disks of 
copper were cut from plates, to the fin- 
ished product of a polished cartridge 
with even English lettering on the 
end. Everything was handmade, but 
between 2,000 and 3,000 cartrftlges is 
the daily output. 

"I never imagined that I could be 
so interested in munitions of war, or 
hope so fervently that the revolution^ 
ists should win, but it is now a ques- 
tion of saving the remnant of the peo- 
ple from massacre and staryatfon, of 
defending their lives arid homes from 
fiendish cruelty, and we_, exult over 
every advance of the little band and 
pray that in some way permanent help 
may come to thorn. 

"After three *eeks of fighting in 
the city the Armentans have the ad- 
vantage. But in the defenseless vil- 
lages the story is very different. It 
is wholesale and vystematic massacre 
of as many as possible and the taking 
of many prisoners and sending them 
later to the head of toe revolution sts 
to be fed. In this way starvation will 
finish the slaughter. 

"From the first the mosv of our refu- 
gees were villagers, some from many 
miles away. When our premiss could 
hold no more the houses near ?»y and 
protected by the positions hcW. by 
the revolutionists were fill&d. It is 
estimated that at least 10,000 fugitives 
are being fed in the gardens. It Is 
impossible to do justice to their con- 
dition. Fleeting without time to col- 
lect their food, they come to us rag- 
ged, barefoot, hungry and sick from 
exposure and fear. 

"Many of tHe regular Turkish sol- 
diers are averse to butchery, so the 
vali has promised plunder and glory 
to the lawless Kurds, who are nothing 
loath to do his will. One morning 
40 women and children, dying or 
wounded from Turkish bullets, were 
brought to our hospital. Little ones 
crying pitifully for their mothers, who 
were killed while fleeing, and moth- 
ers mourning for their children whom 
they had to leave behind on the plains. 
Some of our orphan girls ask us if 
God will forgive them for leaving one 
child thus w ; hen aB they were carry 
ing one and leading, another they 
could not manage the third. I coulc 
tell you stories which would simpl;- 
break your hearts, but it is neediest 
to harrow your fewings.'' 

UR bluejackets are the 
best fed fighting 'men in 
the world, and if a boy 
has any leanings toward 
enlisting in the nation's 
defense he will make no 
mistake by casting his 
lot with the men afloat. 
He may have a hankering for terra 
firma, bat it must not be forgotten 
that the army is outdistanced by the 
navy when it comeB to the matter of 
dietary. The dally issue of food either 
to the soldier or, the sailor, out of 
which three meals -are made, is offi- 
cially called a ration. This allowance 
for the army costs Uncle Sam between 
24 and 25 cents, but last year the aver- 
age cost of subsisting one man for one 
day in the navy was $0.366, -Jacky be- 
ing the higher liver by the purchasing 
power of nearly twelve cents more 
than his soldier fellow in the national 

It is not overstating the case to 
say that the major part of the fleet's 
efficiency and the contentment of the 
men is due, either directly : or indi- 
rectly, to the generous and varied 
provender which Is now given them 
whether the ship is in port or plow- 
ing her way through storny seas. 
There was a time, not long e go, when 
tinned foods* were extensive y served 
on board our naval craft, but the fleet 
is using less and less of these all the 
while. | 

Upon this point Admiral McGowan, 
chief of the bureau of supplies and 
adcounts; has recently said: "There 
are certain, things that it jis almost 
necessary to use as a part of a ra- 
tion. For instance, there s canned 
corned beef, which is so well under- 
stood and so well liked in the navy 


Germans Prepare for Battle 
With Great Presision. 

Decide on Certain Plan, Provide Nec- 
essary Soldiers and Equipment. 
With Margin for Miscalculation, 
but No More, Never Les«. 

Petrograd. — In an interview with a 
correspondent a Russian general who 
fought in the Gaiician battles has just 
explained the German plan of cam- 
paign which has resulted so success- 
fully this summer. 

He said the Germans plan battles 
as builders plan houses. A builder 
gets together his blue prints and his 
estimates, engages a sufficient number 
of workmen and a certain - quantity ot 
material and sets to work. He doesn't 
try *to build a bigger house than he 
has materials or labor for. Of course, 
accidents or bankruptcy may prevent 
the execution of the plan. 

Similarly the Germans plan that 
certain thing, shall be done; they 
bring up the "necessary soldiers and 
the necessars* guns, shells and bullets, 
with a margin for miscalculation, but 
no more and never less. 

They may, through accident'or mis- 
calculation, fail. But they never start 
fighting on the principle of doing the 
best with the men and shells they 

To revert to the. house parallel: , 
The house may collapse during con- 
struction, owing to a mistake. But 
the builders will not decide suddenly 
that they have not enough material 
and dock the house off one story, 
nor will they abandon the house 
half built, because of lack of work- 
men or material. They know what 
they want to do. The battle planned 
and prepared for months in advance 
is a precise work. 

The whole eastern campaign snows 
this. When thd Germans won at Tan- 
neuberg they planned the march on 
the Lower Vistula, which ended near 
Warsaw. Hardly had they retreated 
when they tried a new vast and clear- 
cut operation from Thorn. When that 
stagnated on the Bzura they . were 
preparing the battle of the Masurian 
lakes, which was a great victory, anil 

hardly was over when they were send- 
ing their armies south to assault the 

"The Germans, in short," said the 
general, "never start fighting on the 
principle that would make them pay 
we have so many men, so many guns 
— let us have a shot at the foe and do 
him as much ha'rm as we can with 
these men and guns. They plan the 
shot first, see that they have the men 
and guns to execute the plan, and do 
hot touch a plan which is from the 
first plainly beyond their strength. 

"Thus, they never on*3 tried to 
crush our army as a whole. That is 
beyond them. Even admitting their 
technical superiority and good muni- 
tion supply, they would want, in order 
to crush us by one operation, at least 
as many men as we have. Their way 
is to plan relatively small operations, 
which attack only one section of our 
front, in the hope of destroying this 
section before we can strengthen it 

"The battle of the Dunajec shows 
that the enemy planned to tako 
these lines and to reach the San. Ho 
prepared everything for this, and 
something over, but did not intend to 
march straight to Lemberg. When 
he reached the San he had to Btop — 
apart from our attempts to counter- 

"Then he brought up.- no donbt, 
shells, food and men for his next op- 
eration. He treated the next opera- 
tion as a self-contained thing, and 
until it succeeded or failed he would 
attempt no more. Also he will not 
attempt a modified plan* If he feels 
too weak he will try something new, 
which, according to his judgment, to 
within his strength." 

that Us use to a certain-' Moderate 
extent is not only welcome but most 
welcome to the men — they like it. 
Then canned tomatoes and a few other 
staples; canned fruits and some vege- 
tables canned are very serviceable and 
are used right along. But the great 
majority of all the food furnished to 
the men now. at least in the battle- 
ship fleet, is fresh food — fresh vege- 
tables, fresh meats, fresh bread,- etc." 
Surely this is enough to make our 
bid sea dogs rise in protest from 
their graves. They could remind their 
young followers of today of the try- 
ing times of wooden ships and canvas 
when "salt horse," "sowbelly," "hard- 
tack" and the like constituted the 
main elements of the sailor's ration. 
Tinned foods, as we know them now, 
would indeed have been a delicacy in 
the decades gone, but the fighting 
jacky of those days had to be con- 
tent with such delectables as "scouse," 
"lobscouse," "soft tack," "soft 
tommy," "skillagalee," "burgoo," 
"doughboys," "dog's body" and "duff," 
the latter not always able to boaBt 
of plums. The water, too, that our 
seamen drank In those other days 
was both scant in its allowance when 
on the open ocean and as likely as 
not tainted and unpalatable. 

Just 14 years ago. the navy depart- 
ment and the national legislators 
awakened to the fact that our blue- 
Jackets were the .victims of official 
blindness. Congress in 1861 put a 
daily limit of the measure of food to 
be allowed in a ration, and nine years 
later it established the value of the 
ration at 30 cents. That is, if the 
sailor did not draw his ration it bad 
a commutative value of 30 cents. 

That sum then rightly represented 
the cost of the food supplied by Uncle 
Sam to the enlisted men of the navy 
But as the years grew following the 
Civil war the Items of that dietary be- 
came generally cheaper, and in 1901 
the food supplied under the terms of 
the ration cost the navy department 
on an average IS cents Instead of 30. 

That meant that if the men could 
go into the open market, after com- 
muting the entire ration, they could 
actually buy 30 cents worth of food 

Band Leader at Seven. 
Muncie, Ind. — At the concert given 
in the town hall at Eaton a few nights 
ago by the. Garrett Boys* hand, which 
Is to play at the National G. A. H. 
encampment in Washington, D. C, In 
September, the director was Paul Gar- 
rett, seven years old. The boy, who is 
a son of E. W. Garrett, organizer and 
general manager of the hand, is an 
accomplished, musician and direc- 
tor notwithstanding he is in years 
Uttle more than a baby. 

in place of that costing IS cents, which 
the government ration " represented. 
The navy department then set about 
rearranging the constituents of the 
ration so that the men would have 
a wide variety to draw upon while get- 
ting the body building or fuel values 
needful. This was where the authori- 
ties reduced the dietary scale to a 
matter of calories or nutrient units. 
Such was the state of affairs eight 
years ago. 

Since then the medical authorities 
of the service bare found that some 
of the allowances for certain provi- 
sions were in excess of those desired 
or consumed, and accordingly they are 
now shifting things so that better re- 
sults in the way of satisfying the men 
can be obtained without adding to the 
total cost. 

The public little realizes what nice 
figuring- must be done in order to 
keep expenditures within bounds. With 
a total enlisted force of approximately 
55,000 men. Uncle Sam has to pay 
more than $7,400,000 annually to make 
the "inner man" happy. 

The prize ship of the ilavy is the 
dreadnaught Wyoming. The men De- 
hind her guns have scored the high- 
est marks at target practice and their 
husky mates below the protective deck 
have outclassed their rivals In en- 
gineering efficiency. The Wyoming 
is a "happy ship." There are no hun- 
gry, or dyspeptic mischief makers or 
malcontents aboard of her. One might 
wonder at this were it not possible to 
give a week's bill of fare for the gen- 
eral mess. This will show the part the 
chief commissary steward plays in 
making this a fact. 

Breakfast — Baked corned beef hash, 
fried hominy, oranges. Uread, butter, 

Dinner — Split pea soup, boiled cab- 
bage, boiled corned beef, boiled pota- 
toes, raisin pie. Bread and coffee. 

Supper — Fried - liver, fried onions, 
fried potatoes, rice blanc mange. 
Bread, butter, tea. 

Breakfast — Fried eggs, fried bo- 
logna, fried potatoes, bananas.- Bread, 
butter, coffee. 

Dinner— Grilled sirloin steak, fried 
onions, mashed potatoes, cocoanut cus- 
tard. Bread and coffee. 

Supper — Beef a la mode, hashed 
brown potatoes, corn fritters. liread, 
butter, tea. 

Breakfast — Boston baked beans, to- 
mato catchup, hot corn bread, oranges. 
Bread, butter, coffee. 

Dinner — Vermicelli soup, prime roast 
beef, onions, gravy, boiled potatoes, 
fruit tapioca. Bread, butter, coffee. 

Supper— Oyster stew with crackers, 
cold beans, doughnuts, fruit jam. 
Bread and tea. 

Breakfast — Fried pork sausage, 
onions, gravy, German fried potatoes, 
preserved fruit. Bread, butter, coffee. 
Dinner — Tomato soup, spiced ham, 
German browned potatoes, dried 
peach pie.. Bread, butler, coffee. 

Supper — Baked veal pie, biscuits, 
sweet corn. Bread, butter, cocoa. 
Breakfast— Scrambled eggs, fried ba- 
con, force with milk and sugar. Bread, 
butter, coffee. 

Dinner — New England ciam chow- 
der, fried trout, baked potatoes, mince 
pie. Bread and coffee. 

Supper — Beef croquettes, tomato 
catchup, fruit jam. Bread and tea. 
Breakfast — Railroad bash, tomato 
catchup, currant buns. Bread, butter, 
coffee. - 

Dinner— Bean soup, boiled bacon, 
boiled cabbage, potatoes and turnips, 
boiled potatoes, pickles. Bread, but- 
ter, coffee. 

Supper — Steamed frankfurters with 
mustard, string bean salad, boiled po- 

st' N DAY. 
Sreakfast — Baked pork and beans, 
tomato catchup, coffee cake. Breads 
butter, coffee. 

Dinner— Rice and tomato soup, 
breaded pork chops, tomato catsup. . 
green peas, mashed pf tatoes, ice 
cream and cake. Bread and cftffee. 

Supper — Italian macaroni, sliced bo- 
logna, potato salad, peaeWsi and 
cream. Bread, Gutter, tea. 

One might wonder how it }s pos- 
sible to supply all of these^ fr*ih ami. 
good things on a man-o'-war If ou» 
did not know that each battleship ha: 
great cold-storage compartments in 
which these things can be tucked away 
and kept. 

Years ago the butter served to our 
sailors was of a character proper!;* 
termed forceful, and even the most 
hardened sea dog had to hold his 
breath when he ate It. Today the 
butter supplied our bluejackets comes 
from the best of the creameries and 
has the most rigid specifications and 
undergoes exacting inspection before 
it is accepted for the service. In tho 
same way all beef and ether meats are 
examined by experts, ard jacky knows 
that he will have only the best and 
juiciest of joints. 

The following proportion of fresh 
meats is issued: In any one month * 
there will be M) per cent of beef, 20 
per cent of pork loin, 10 per cent 
of sausage, 5 per cent veal, 5 per cent 
mutton and 5 per cent fowl. During 
the Christmas holidays and at Thanks- 
giving a more generous allowance ' " 
fowl is permitted, for. than prinin 
plump turkeys figure frequently mi 
the bill of fare 

In the old days the nearest approach 
to a fresh vegetable when at sea wav 
the Irish potato, and lemon or linn, 
juice helped further "to guard the meu 
from scurvy. Now our sailors have a 
variety of fresh vegetables and a daily 
issue of fruit is considered necessary 
from a health standpoint. The medi- 
cal men of the navy have found Unit, 
life aboard ship is of necessity mora 
or less sedentary, and for that reason 
bodily functions are prone to becomo 
sluggish. Fruits in ample quantities 
have a great corrective and curativn 
value in this respect and the allowance 
is now increased on going to sea. 

Formerly tile crew of a ship wer.« 
divided into messes conluining from 
14 to 20 men, and the food for each 
mess was, within some limits, subject 
to qualifications or change to suit it:*: 
desires of the group. By commuting 
some of the rations and taking the 
money equivalent it was possible to 
buy supplies ashore that cculd not. 
be obtained from -the ship's store.']. 
This added to the difficulties of tho 
cooks and bred discontent through the 
disparity of diet existing between a, 
bad and a well run mess. 

Now, this objection has been over- 
come by placing all of the enlisted 
men in what is known as n general 
mess and all have to fare alike. Tho 
chief commissary steward and bis 
assistants, the chief cook and his sub- 
ordinates, together with the system ot 
purchase and the wide range of tlie 
dietary allowed under the ration scale 
now make it possible to provide, to. 
prepare. and to serve ?c '->ur sailors 
food that cannot be equaled any- 
where else for- several times the price. 
The question of water. is quite as 
vital in the official mind as solid fb'jd 
tor bur sailors. Now every drop 
drunk on shipboard is distilled and 
the men commonly drink from sani- 
tary fountains placed at convenient 
points. The medical experts of the 
service have found that this water is 
of peculiar value in cases where the 
jackles are predisposed toward rheu- 
matism, hardening of the arteries, ab- 
normal blood pressure and kindred 
conditions. In short, this distilled wa- 
ter will contribute to longer life mi- ' 
der such circumstances, and thlB fact 

■ . 

tatoes, jam turnovers. Bread, butter, should be of general interest. 


Animals In New York Zoological Park 

Lived High on Flesh of Former 


Carnivorous antrals in the New 
y^rk Zoological park had a feast since 
Gunda, the pride of the. Bronx ele- 
phant collection, turned "bad," and 
was put to death. Neatly a ton and 
three- quarters of elephant meat was 
fed-* J them. 

Gunda's hide and bones have been 
turned over to the taxidermists and 
osteologists of the American Museum 
of Natural, History! Dr. William T. 
Hornaday, director of the zoological 
park, said: "The Zoological" society 
saved X0^ cents a pound, which Is 
what we have to pay for beef. There 
Is nothing unusual In the use of the 
flesh of an animal., of the collection 
to feed the others." i 

I5e said that the flesh eaters of the 
park seemed to like the taste of ele- 
phant meat as well as that of beef. 

Far Afield. 
The German officer who confiscated 
a map of Cripple Creek belonging to 
an American traveler, and remarked 
that "the German army might get 
there some time," Bhould be classed 
with the London banker who said to 
a solicitous mother seeking to send 
caBh to San Antonio, Tex., for her wan- 
dering son: "We haven't any corre- 
spondent In San Antonio, but I'll glv.i 
yon a draft on New York, and hi 
can ride in and cash It aay fine a* 
i ternoon;"— Brooklyn Ear Js. 


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Believe ill youfteJf; believe in hu- 
manity; believe in the success d 
your undertakings, tea* nothing' 
and no one. Love! yout .Work. 
Work, hope, trust Keep in touch 
with today. Teach yourself to be 
practical and up to date and sensi- 
ble. You cannot faiL 

Two Traveler** Talei. 

"We hare Islands a mtle in citcUmfer- 
bnce composed entirely of sulphur," 
boasted the man from New Zealand. 

"You ought td see our big trees," 
came back the American. "You could 
pick up one of" those Islands on the Up 
of one of our trees and let it serve as 
the head of a match."— L'odisv ill e Cou- 

Suffering is doubtless as divinely 
appointed as joy, white it is much 
more influential as a discipline 6f 
character. It chastens and sweet- 
ens the nature, teaches patience and 
resignation and promotes the deep- 
est as well as the most exalted 
thought — Samuel Smiles. 


Most people have the idea that rose- 
wood takes its name from its color, but 
this is a mistake, for true rosewood is 
almoEt black of hue. Its name comes 
from the fact that when first cut it ex- 
hales a perfume similar to that of the 
rose, and, although the dried rosewood 
of commerce retains no traces of this 
early perfume, the name lingers as a 
relic of tUe early history of the wood. 

Answering His Pr&yir. 

"Couldn't you help a poor marl to get 
on his feet?" pleaded the recumbent, 
beggar, plaintively. 

"Certainly," replied the callous citi- 
zen. "Here comes a policeman. If 
you don't get on your feet and move 
away from here I'll have you arrested." 

And the prescription worked perfect- 
ly.— Richmond Time.s-Pis_nar.eb. 


"Tour wife looks rather put out to- 
day. What is the matter?:* 

"She was at the rummage sale yes- 
terday and became so interested she 
took off her new hat and laid it on the 
counter. By mistake one of the clerks 
picked it up and sold it for 35 cents, 
which was all he could get for it."— 


Meat That Is Always Fresh 

Buy your Fresh, Salted and Smoked meat from us. 
home made" Sausage and Bolcgnaa specialty. 

We buy the best beef and hogs obtainable, and that is 
the reason that our customers are satisfied. Get your next 
meat from us, aria 1 we will feel sure that you will become one 
of our satisfied customers. 




Dr. J. T. Turley 


Will be at Hotel Goodridge 

Friday, August 20th., 1915 

I will visit Goodridge ab^ut every month and this will prive you an 
opportunity to f*et your dental work done at a saving of time and ex- 
pense. My prices are as follow:— 

Alloy Fillings $1.00 Treatment $1.50 

Gold Crowns $5.00 and $6.00 Porcelain $5.00 

Plats $10.00 and up 

Compare these prices with those you have been paying and you will 
see the advantage of coming'to me. 

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without expense to you, if faulty. 

Painless Extraction of Teeth Free 

When Plates or Bridges are Ordered 

Always Come In Early 

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Coming From Frisco to hamline. 

Art Smith, the boy aviator who is 
proving such a sensation at the Fris- 
co Exposition, is to appear at the 
Minnesota State Fair, Sept. 6 to 11, 
as one of its star amusement attrac- 
tions. He will give performances 
day and night throughout the entire 

Smith is the acknowledged "King 
Of the Air." He has turned over 
thirty loops in succession in one 
flight, a feat which has never been 4 
approached by any other aviator. 
Nor does lie loop the loop in the cus- 
tomary way. His machine looks like 
a falling leaf when executing the 
loops, and the last loop has been 
executed as near as 300 feet from the 

First Attempted. 

. The night performance given by 
Smith has never been attempted by 
any other aviator. Rising in the dark 
he repeats his afternoon act, his move- 
ments in the air being indicated by 
means of a series of colored lights. 
Green, red and yellow lights predomi- 
nate. Just before he turns his last 
series of loops Smith releases a fire- 
works display, and turns time after 
time in the blaze of light which re- 

"On his opening day at Frisco;" says 
an eyewitness, "Smith eclipsed any- 
thing ever seen here. Looping the 
loop was a small part of his act. Ris- 
ing, he drove his bronze-colored bi- 
plane into the teeth of a thirty-mile 
gale far out over the Golden Gate. 
Suddenly, he seemed to lose control. 
His machine tumbled over and over, 
backward and forward; Twenty-one 
times he looped the loop. The crowd 

Everyone Thrilled. 

"Then he thrilled everyone in earn- 
est' He dropped his biplane to with- 
in 1,000 feet of the ground. Sudden- 
ly it caught its side to. the -wind. A 
gust caught it and the crowd groaned. 
It 'seemed that he was about to meet 
the fate of Lincoln Beachey. His 
machine tumbled about in the wind 
like a box kite with the string cut. 
Over and over it flopped and rolled. 


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-JA5. C. LUTZ 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 



Office In Citizen. Slot. Dank Iluililint 



Louis 0. Kongell j 

Licensed Auctioneer ] 


Dr. H. W. Froehlicb 
Physician and Surgeon 

Deutscher Arzt 

Office ?01-:i Sciindi^ F.l»i 

Thief River Falls, 

■ I'lioae *C<' 

Minnc-^tttn suddenly righted itself, and 
the aviator, with a long graceful 
glide, landed within ten feet of the 
starting point." 

Other, .amusement features of value, 
supplementing the many educational 
attractions, will include \ a ¥24.f>00 
speed program for horses on, the first 
five days of the fair. Thei early closr 
ing events have filled well, and the 
St. Faul 2:13 'pace and ..Minneapolis 

lfi trot, each for a purse of $3,000, 
will prove exceptionally good. Forty- 
eight horses are entered ih: the classic 
St. Paul pace. ._ . . .; 

Original Teams, 

Auto polo by the original Hankin- ! 
son teams that played so long at ' 
Madison Square Garden, I New York 
city, will be staged, before 1 - the grand- 
stand each day and evening. A spe- 
cial automobile program ; for large 
prizes will be held in which some of 
the world's leading, drivers- will parr 
ticipate. Great interest js being tak- 
en in this event. Three stages of 
vaudeville before the -grandstand 
afternoon and evening will enforce 
the other amusement features. 

Each evening of the fair a great 
scenic city will be attacked by every 
instrument of death known to modern 
warfare and completely destroyed. 
"The War of Nations," as it is called, 
will occupy a scenic setting 450 feet 
long, embracing 30,000 square feet of 
canvas painted in oil. Over 300 per- 
sons will take part. A Belgian city" 
will be represented. 

Defense Prepared. 

In anticipation of an attack 
trenches will , be thrown up around 
the beleaguered city, barb wire en* 
tanglements made, mines laid, wire- 
less stations erected, gun pits dug; 
and high-power searchlights located, 
all in full sight of the audience. Theri 
suddenly a fleet of aeroplanes and 
Zeppelins will come hurtling out of* 
the darkness dropping bombs. . The 
roar of heavy guns, the blinding 
flashes from armored- jautpmobilesj. 
and the bursting of mines fill .the air 
with an unearthly din. j The city Is 
completely destroyed. 

Dr.C R.Crandall" 


Office over Firsl Nations! Dank 

: 3?f:ce phone 




McGinn Building 

f River Falls. Minn. 


General and Land Ofiice Practice. 
Prolate Practice a Specialty. - 

Thief River Kails. • Minnesota. 

O. F. Melby, M. D. 

i Ofiice in Jackson-McGinn Block 


| Empire Farms Co. 

; Office in Citizens State Bank Building 



McGinn RM'e; 



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Hicks Furniture 8 Carpet Co. 



Full line of Collins and Caskets 


Minnesota State Fair Show Qc- 

i cupies Seventy Acres, 

space a nominal charge' of 5 cents a 
square foot is made td partially cover 
the depreciation, lights.Jand other ex- 
penses. Only one exhibitor's ticket 
must be purchased by any exhibitor, 
free admission being given to all the 
helpers necessary to care for the ex- 
hibit. ■ - i 

! It is a. .curious thing that people in 
i -general can never, get °ver the^d elusion 
i that people were burned for witchcraft 
i at Salem. Every little, while we see 
j some newspaper or literary reference to 
the "burning of witches! at Salem." 
"Witches were bauged at\ Salem, but 
! none was ever burned. Bv the way. a 
j distinguished legal authority has ex- 
types of farm machinery to- the j ainincd the evidence used iA the witcli- 
craft cases :it Salem and declares that 
it was irrefragable— ail of the ironclad 
and most conclusive sort No jury 
would fail to convict today on such evi- 
dence as was adduced in these cases. 
Just the same, witchcraft, was a hor- 
rible di'lusiou.— New York Mail. 

The big machinery show at the Min- 
nesota State Fair, Sept, 6 to 11, cov- 
ering over seventy acres, exclusive of 
the area used for plow demonstra ; 
tions, is to offer a iarge number of 

public this fall. As last year it will ' 
continue the biggest display of ma' I 
chinery in America. . I 

Several new large modern strut- i 
tures are being erected by firms inter; f 
ested in making machinery, and Ma- i 
chinery Hill will be better equipped t 
to handle machinery exhibits than for: { 
merly. One of the new buildings will j 
be a modern farm house built from j 
the plans that won first prize in the j 
model farm house contest conducted 
by the State Art Society a year ago. 
It is to be the first of a series of farm 
buildings, including a modern barn, 
granary, milk shed, and other struc* 

Many NeW Models* 

There fa a tendency oh the part of 
manufacturers to exhibit more new 
models this year than eve'r before. 
As a result everything hew in the 
farm machinery field will be shown at 
the Minnesota State Fair this fall, ii 
will afford ah excellent opportunity 
to farmers in the Northwest to study 
all. the different types of machinery 
now being introduced for the first 
time. . The usual lines of staples' will 
be exhibited as formerly. ""--x 

It is believed by W, W. SiVright bi 
Hutchinson, Minn., superintendent of 
the machinery department, that the 
previous high mark of 312 exhibitors j 
tt-ill be exceeded this year. Many 
Itfcai manufacturers who have never 
exhibited at the state faii* fife consid- 
ering the proposition this year. The" 
fact that over' 300,000. persons- will vis- 
it the fafr arid inspect ■•their/lines . 
makes; this method o'f advertising a 
very profitable one. * .- - - """" " 
No Space Charge.. >; 

There is absolutely no charge for 
outside space^n Machinery Hill. ..For 

O* A. Nuplin 


Thikf PvIVek Falls, Minnesota. 

Probate Practice! I.efinJ Paper* Drawn. 



H. G. Hieber 


Office and Residence Scandia Block 
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drugs sind or phone the NEWELL : 

Drug Store, Thief River Falls,' 



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Remember we carry every thinj; 
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H. B. NEWELL, Druggist, 'timef river falls. 



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Np. 35. 


$1.00 Eer Year. 

New Elevator 
For Qoodridge 

The Tessurri Seed Grain 

And Supply Company 

To Build Sootii 

M Mr. TessUffl of Thief River Falls; 
authorizes us Jto state that his company 
y/ill soon Itejrin -the erection of an 
flevator at this place soon. The build 
jng will be of at lefet 26,000 bushels 
capacity AlfH a flour and feed Ware: 
house in connection. 
, This will give Qoodridge three grain 
Slevators and; wfiile many think tWp 
jvould be able to handle all the grain" 
th^e bUiltllng of th,? third cannot help, 
buf n^ajje^.fhore^orppetition and mean 
better-service and better prices to f 
farmers. . „ , 

If we can now get a bridge across 
Red Lake River at High Landing so is 
50 get the grain from the territory 
south it will giye our town an enormous 
trade the coming fall. 

A Pretty Horrie Wedding 


uA yep quiet but pretty .wedding took 
place at the home of Mr.- and Mrs. 1. Si 
Peyey Tuesday when their daughter, 
£li£abeth ' was united In marriage With 
George F.^jiicei. 

,, Promptly aUwelve o|clock the bridal 
aarty marclieu in,^> oie strains of the 
foeiiding march piajejj by Miss Vent 
Cole and took their pj^ces in the parlor 
before a bank of potted plants and 

^■» '»'• -u - , . lL 

Tht^perenjfipv was performed in the 

preasnp jof orijythe iriiihediaterelati*ej 

by Ret h. Ii. BeweyJ brother. <rf-th>. 

bride,- the Iftfpressive-ririg service Was 

(Ised, MtHiter Wallace Dewey actipaf as 

ring bearer: Tjte little Ruth and Ester 

Rouse' and Louise and t Meriam DeWey 

beting as flower gjrls. Rev. L. L> 

Dewey and CheBter Graham each sang 

beautiful solor. iiriiiini.-- 1 

^ After congratulation^ a delightful 

wedding dinner was s,erved. j„ 

; The bride was beautifully dressed in 

j^hite net and carrie'd a boq'uet of ruses 

!lf|Bharo]},. The groom wore a suit of 

- bltje serEs,. ■ h -i 

|The bride Is tge ydungest daughter 

of Mr. and Mrij, I. S: Detfey and has 

b'een;; a successful teacher in the com^ 

hi'ercial department of various high 

Schools' in Wisconsin arid Minnesota for 

many yeftrs; She is st graduate of the 1 

■j^ecatur high school and of the com- 
mercial department of Albion college. 
She is a most estimable and popular 
y_oung lady and his a host of friends 
who wish her well. 

The groom is the sdh of Mr. and Mrs. 
A. T. Rice of Thief Riv'dr Falls, and is 
a highly respected and popular young 
man in his home community. 

The happy couple left on the 4:11 
train for Goodrldge, where they will go 
to housekeeping at once in a home 
already prepared by the groom. The 
bride and groom each own a quarter 
section of valuable land which they 
have proved up on and have under cul- 

Relatives from a distance' who attend- 
ed i the^ wedding were Mr. and Mrs. 
Thori1as'Beal v of;Onsted, and Mr. and 
Mrs. i^. E. Rouse and family) and Mr. 
and ilrs." F. c H. a Dewey and family of 
Marion. --Decatur Republican, Michigan. 
( A reception .will be given by the 
qewly weot v a|j the Goodridge Hall on 
Saturday,ejVening of thiB week to which 
all their friends are cordially intited. 
h Mr. R'ce'§ rhany friend^ in this .vicinity 
will jojn in extending a welcome to t^i 
hride,,aj[ijj, w^sK them .many years of 
happiness and prosperity. 

•. -iv 
K. N. Kndtson was in Goodridge 

over night Sunday looking for a car- 
penter to assist him in building a large 
barn he is puttingvup 8 miles east of 
Thief River Falls. \ 

I TURES at theMinnesota State Fair, Sept. 6 to 11, for 
which nearly $83,000 in premiums are given, several of 
the mept noted features in the Entertainment World 
will be offered. Art;gmith, King of the Air, the sen- 
sation of the Frisco Exposition for ten weeks, will give 
performances day and night. An auto race program 
featuring the world's greatest speed demons; a horse 
racing program for $24,500 in puM*s, r a 50-mile en- 

Slurance motorcycle rape, autd. f>o).o .By original Amer- 
can and English teams^q ftgieh bands, and orchestras, 
three stages of continuous vaudeville Before the Grand' 
stand afternoon and eveVningJ thesd and marly othef 
features will supplemenjj.^e • edpgktjfinqjr Kogram. 
Each night a great scenic ciiyi.stof med By air Beets afld 
shell fire, will be destroyed Ih "The War of Nations." 
It is a program you should riot miss. LET'S GO J 

More Settl«r«.To Come 

Pennington county is bound to see 
mctny more farmers from the southern 
part of this state and from Iowa, 
Wisconsin,- Illinois and ^Indiana after 
harvest The State Board Of ImrolgN 
ation have already begun \fl campaign 
of advertising at tile stdte *and county 
fairs and It will attract many to this 
locality. The writer has received many 
letters - asking abort the crops and 
price of land and Wtj believe many sale* 
will be made durlrnj the coming-fall. 

Qrygla Wins As-UsonlV, v . 

The ball game played on the local 
diamond Sunday' .resulted in another 
jictotjr for Grygla bxjj score of 15 to 
R. The Goodridge bggp.seem to think 
practice is not necefcssry and that isthe 
reason they have Iflst so many garnea 
this season. Another season they , wil| 
probably do mu.cb.ibetter.'.t 
they, better diBband. The Grygla bpys 

play. ball' 1 from start to finish while 
our home team do not seem to cars 
whether they win or not. Even our 
best players made several costly errors. 
The game was ; umpired by Michael 
Bang, of Ada, and a gentleman from 
Middle River and their decisions gave 
entire satisfaction to all. 

Goodridge Restaurant 

Boardl by the day or week. Meals or 
Bhches Served at all hours. Good rooms. 
Confectionery :-: ;< -A Soft Drinks 
Cigars :-: :-: Pipes :-: :'-: Tobacco 


In Connection. 

STEPHENSEN BROS., Proprietors. 





Livery and Teed Barn 


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• If you Want ah Aufo of Horse LiVety j'o.ii 
srioiild patronize those Who help in building up our 
town, „) in 

We have IhVfiBted a large amount of mon^y ifl 
helping to build Up Goodridge and feel entitled to 
yoiit patrthage as long as our charges are reasonable 
and.w'e trtet ydU fight. 

Gty Dray Line !n ConnefctibH 



Local News Items 

Subscribe for The Eleven Towns.. 

OH papers for sale at this office in 5 
and 10 cent packages. 

Dr. P.' H. Gambell, 'phone No. 140, 
thief Biver FallB, Ulnn. ' 

Get your auction, sale hills printed at 
the Mtitti iTowna office. ■•-...: 

■Glive'-them i..triak GARIMZ-& 
thWO<i-aga^Htli quality: ■'■-'••■- ' 

Threshing his already begun In the 
vicinity of fhtef "Siver Fills. 

,,.DIstrl9KJ|^|..{ l |n'Star, known as the 
Dolsm'o district is building a ntw-sehool 

The Thief fiiver Falls Times moved :'»»* week. 
Into their new home last Friday and 
Saturday. 1 

Miss Amelia Meyer and Fred Ander- 
son, of Erie, were doing some shopping 
frt our village Saturday. 

The Tessum Seed Grain and Supply 
Company have recently sold their 
garage to Martin Anderson & Son. 

Mr. and Mrs, Carl Christianson, Miss 
Anna Rustad arid Palmer Tvedt autoed 
down to Thief River Fall* Thursday 

Miss Janette Richards and Ernest 
Backlund attended the circus at Thief 
River Falls Thursday, returning home 
Friday morning. 

I , Iyer Vestby left Friday evening for 
£<otya, North Dakota, where he expects 
to remain rt .during the harvesting and 
threshing season. 

Alf. Peterson of Grygla, returned 
from Thief River .Falls Friday morning. 
He got tired of ljidjng his motorcycle as 
he thought walking^was healthier. 

The Electric line is now in pretty fair 
shape for travel but more work will 
have to be done in order,to handle the 
heavy trafic they will have the coming 
fall and winter. 

The Electric are putting In new side 
tracks in their yards at Thief River 
Falls and have moved their V from its 
former location to .a point opposite the 
Cement works farther north, 

Supt Mostue was in. our village 
Saturday, consulting with the officers 
of School District No. 8. Mr. Mostue 
says he has been out since Wednesday 
looking after school matters in Mayfield, 
Star and Reiner, 

In traveling over the railway or along 
our public roads one cannot help but 
notice the Sow and Canada thistle seeds 
being blown in all directions. If they 
had been cat before going to seed as 
the law requires it would have prevent- 
ed thejr spreading, at least (0 a certain 

We are Informed that Hickory town' 
ship voted the first of the week on the 
question of Bonding the town for 
$2,000 ffl »i6athe proposed north and 
south railroad ffoifc Winnipeg to the 
Twin {Sfc'js hpifto. btJ paid until the 
road «Ph|in o,pe**itJon throSghtHetoWh. 
This -ni^oljrar reports Woks as though 
therej Were some prospects of tfl$ road, 
beind built in the near future. Ab pro- 
posed the ^ne^yjill.,run .. thru -Hickory, 
Sfea^: I^ineri : ^ : ';^^i^^Btriksi 

Theo. Jacobson, of Star, transacted 
business in our village Friday. 

Gunder G. Hanson of Hickory, trans- 
acted business in our village last Friday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gulrun autoed 
down to thief River Falls Thursday 

- GfipeVand Ingrohj Lund, -of Aoatad, 
ThursSay. ."' 

3. P. Ferdihf^lson transacted busi- 
ness in Thief River Falls Wednesday 
evening., • 

Rudalph"Kusmak who is working 
hear Mavie, visited with Tils parents 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bundhurid visited 
relatives and friends at Thief River 
Falls Thursday. 

Miss Rose Fobs visited with friends 
and relatives at Thief River Falls 
Thursday and Friday. 

If you have any thing to sell or trade 
try an ad in the Eleven Towns. It costs 
but a trifle and is sure to bring results. 

Chris Tangen and H. C. Solberg, of 
Star, visited at Fosston Sunday. Bi 
Hruby took them over in his new car. 

Hans O. Hommy of Erie, was in 
Goodridge last Thursday after repairs 
for his mower and while in town made 
this office a pleasant call. 

Loans made on improved farms a 
low rate of interest with Stephen 
Singer. Call and get rate before plac- 
ing your loan elsewhere, 

Air. and Mrs. Ole Knutson and son 
Oscar, . and Miss Laura Rassmussen of 
Grygla, autoed down to Thief River Falls 
Thursday to attend the circus. 

Geo. Sheldren, Verner Nelson, Fred 
Barr and Melvin Mygaard of Grygla, 
autoed down to Thief River Falls Thurs- 
day to attend the circus. They had a 
real blow-out. 

While' butchering last Thursday R. 
R. Johnson met with quite a painful 
accident While skinning a steer too 
soon after being killed he received a 
kick that drove the knife into the palm 
of the band and cu"t an ugly gash that 
will trouble him for several days. 
After this he will wait until the animal 
quits kicking before he begins taking 
the hide off. 

On Saturday, August fth. Solrumil 
Hruby, Joseph V. Hoffman and son, 
Joe and Frank Stanf|„of Star; autoed 
oat to Tabor and B^.t,.Qrand Forks in 
Mr. Hrtlby'g newi .Sori, They visited 
trfer SHnday with friends and relatives, 
returning by tfaf;.ja. Warren Monday 
making between iKf'sui'd. 280 Miles oh 
the trip. Mr. Hrhbyiie|i'e,yesvin (rtft- 
IrJg rSa f rlefkul and neighbors to a ride 
once hi a whilei ;1 _ .-,,,„„ ;., 

The tesidents of the : unorganized 
district in Star met Friday curetting, 
and deelded to build a temporary' eXftibol 
buJlding on the BorthWeat eorBet' of 
8ectiimS«i 2 A 'A part of the JHSney 
HeceSsary'-was raised by jttbsdritltion, 
and they elpedl the ifate Board of 
Sdticatlott to give them some assistance. 
It-isJ.mpx>asible to organize : as toere are 
sojinany who have not yet proven up on 
;Uh ipr h Ih m Ti i , atflart»r ■ r i i- y- . S- , . ,, ^ , 1 , , - 

County Seat News 

The Thief River Fails ball team dis- 
banded last week after a rather adverse 
season, and to save the' management 
from additional financial loss. Incle- 
ment weather during the summer has 
interfered" wiih ihe arrangement of 
games and liie attendance has also been 
below the siafidard. A 200 doiiar dona- 
tion will be given the management by 
the Commercial Ciiib promised by the 
Club earlier in the sBasbh. 

A "basket pienrt" to be given under 
the auspices of the Commercial Club 
will be held at SqUaw Poinl Sunday, 
August 22. All thoughts of business 
have been ordered banished for the day. 
The big picnic dinner will be served be- 
tween twelve and one o'clock followed 
by a program of races, contests, 
Speeches, music and a water carnival. 
The day of the picnic was al first desig- 
nated to take plaeb on Friday, biit has 
been changed to Sunday at the request 
of a numbSr of farmers who desire (0 

An informal discussion of the proposi- 
tion of placing the executive depart- 
ment of the city lo operate under a 
''home rule" charter and probably with 
the commission form of goverftmeht, 
was held by Ihe city council at a meet- 
ing held On Tuesday of last \Veek. The 
first step to be taken In the trial ter will 
be - the tiorilpilation of an application to 
the judge of the district court, asking 
that the court appoint a commission of 
residSflU of this cliVj to draW Up a 
charter as would tie best applicable to 
the city. When the charter is drawn up 
it will then be submitted to a vote of 
the people, to determine whether ot 
not they wish td be governed under 
such a form. If It carries the next step 
will be the election of officials to serve 
under the charter. 

The great Hagenbeck-Wallace circUS 
that played this city last Thursday 
afternoon arid, evening was favored 
With as excellent weather as the.county 
fcir:and afttthiirg business was report- 
ed.' .The circus arrived in three trains, 
the drill arriving about three' o'cldck in 
the morning, The unloading of Ihd 
main circus commenced abojUt S o'clock 
and ladted until nine. At eleven o'clock 
the three mile parade was viewed by 
nearly, the entire population of the city. 
Both afternoon and evening perform- 

passed the attendance" accorded the. 
show at Grand I-'di-ks, thereby putting 
itself on the "Circus map". 

A sack' containing. A quantity of 
dynamit'e caps and several feel of fust- 
was discovered last Tuesday near tin 
Oga machine shop and has caused con- 
siderable excitement Deputy sheriff 
Paul MCddrigh was called to investigait- 
the discovery and removed the sack to 
one of the hardware stores to await thi 
ownsr. It is thought that the 

explosives were hidden in the brush by 
cracksmen who were waiting to utilize 
the material on some of the local strong 

• Police Captain ;lames Fan- is enjoying 
his annual vacation of ten days: Normal! 
Erickson acting in hi* abKence. . 

Ed. Greenburg, a resident of this city 
for the last twenty-three years passed 
away at Hatton, North Dakota last 
Thursday, death being due lo sun 

"Mickey" McGu'rij, who flew at tin 
Pennington County Fair in 1914 and 
who was reported killed in a fall from 
his aerMplanp while fi\ing for Villa in 
Mexico, did hot meet his death by fall- 
ing, but was murdered by orders from 
the Mexican general. The news wa> 
given out by Mciluire's partner, win- 
was sentenced to b 1 ? shot as a spy but 
escaped.. Mcltuire demanded his salan 
before doing' any more Hying and decid- ' 
ed to quit. On entering his machine 20 
bullets entered his body. 

Leo Frank Lynched 

l,eo Frank, the man who was convict- 
ed of murdering Mary Phagan ot 
Marietta, Ga. ,' and sentenced -'to be 
hanged, and whose sentence was com- 
muted to life improvement, was taken 
from the hospital prison early Tuesday 
morning by a' mob and hanged. 

take Notice 

Boring the past few days weli'aW' 
sent statements out to all subscribers 
in arrears; we need the money in our 
business and cannot let them run in thi*. 
way. If you have received one attewl 
to it at once, either by renewing 01 
paying the amount due to date and we 
will drop you from the list. If not paid, 
we wil) send the account to our Chicagn ■ 
ances were well attended, the evening's (agency for collection. This is a small 
attendance being- somewhat lighter. J matter, and you can easily pay it, ir 
Thief River Falls surely showed its you wish, and If you do not, we will try 
appreciation of a good clfcus, as it sur- 1 to force the collection. 


Heavy and Shall Hardware, Stoves and Tinware 

We Also Handle All Kinds of Paints and Oils, 

Gasoline and Kerosene 

Our stock ia all new. No second Hand goods. 
When in town call and see us. 




J. M. Bishop, Pres. 

Jaf Piyne, Vice Pres. 

Farmers State Bank 

Capital and Surplus $12,000 

Offers you the best serVUe obtainable 
in Check and Saving Accounts 


ON CitV And fArm property 

\)^e Will have i ntW set of Safe 
Deposit BoXes for fent by Sept. ls,t. 

tome lit And Get Acquainted 


Farmed State Bank 

Nick BiindSurld, Cashier 


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The Strange Ad ventures 
i o/ Christopher Poe 

Stories of Strange Cases Solved in Secret by a Banker-Detective 


(Copyright, 1915, by W. O. Chapman.) 

Moonlight nights and pay days 
gleamed with almost equal luster to 
private watchman Hopkins, who had 
a round on- Royal street .which in- 
deluded the big New Orleans Antique 
exchange, the Louis XIV Furniture 
factory, a small shop for old-fashioned 
Jewelry, a molasses warehouse; and 
the old Dubois home. 
' There was certain relief for him 
In reaching out for a door-knob in 
- plain sight; there was sure satisfac- 
tion In passing the trap corner be- 
tween the furniture factory and the 
jewelry store, whertf some one might 
be lurking with a gun to stick in bis 
lace unseen on moonless nights; but, 
fcest of all, he could see plainly the 
vicious great Dane which Armand Du- 
bois, cowardly miser that he was, kept 
to protect the hoardings in his house. 
There is, just before dawn, a breath- 
less space, an awesome gap, in which 
. the moon is making ready to surrender 
" her silver scepter to the. sun; it was 
at this awesome hour that private 
watchman Hopkins unlocked the 
front gate to the Dubois hom^T 
slipped softly up the front steps, and 
tried the door-knob for the twentieth that-night. At hie first step -on' 
the walk Alert, the vicious great Dane, 
had growled, and bounded 'toward him 

■ on the long wire to which he was 
chained so that he could run the 
length of the house and guard the rear 

■door and windows. The great beast 
chafed on his chain while Hopkins 
passed within six feet of his snapping 
jaws, to try the side door. As he as- 
cended the steps, Alert ground out a 
■series of guttural growls and barked 
In a low, vicious rumble, as was his 
invariable custom. 

When Hopkins mechanically tried 

■ the door and passed back along the 
walk, the dog raced beside him on his 

"wire, straining, jerking to lessen that 
six-foot gap, struggling to get at him; 
snapping, growling. Armand pubois 
had trained his dog to make friends 
with no one, and he himself stood ten 
yards away and threw meat at him 
through a window at meal-times. 

When Hopkins had gained the front 
pi'.te, he took his customary deep 
breath of relief and continued on his 

Fifteen minutes later he was back, 
and Alert greeted him with his usual 
growl, and disputed every step he took 
toward the side door. Perhaps it was 
. the influence of that uneasy period 
ju3t before dawn, , but Hopkins felt 
that Alert was the least bit fiercer 
than usual. ' 

But .everything was all right, the 
•doors had not been tampered with, 
though Hopkins laughed at the notion 
'o: anybody getting as far as his first 
step into the yard without Alert arous-' 
i;:.g all Royal street. 

Just as he was , approaching the 
front gate again and gasping for his 
usual deep breath of relief, a window 
on the second floor of the Dubois 
house flew up; Alert made an instan- 
taneous bound, flung himself in the air 
toward the nightcapped vision framed 
In the sash, was jerked back to the 
ground by- his chain and lay stunned 
for a moment while the nightcapped 
figure screamed: 

"Help ! Robbers ! Thieves ! Rob- 
bers!' 1 

Windows in several near-by houses 
popped up. Night watchman Hopkins, 
glancing at the dog, dropped his elec- 
tric stick, pulled his gun, and dashed 
toward the front stairs. The dog 
scrambled to all fours, emitted a lion- 
like roar, hunched together, and with 
dripping jaws and wild glaring eyes 
sprang for Hopkins just as he grasped 
the porch-rail. The running wire drew 
taut, held, and then snapped with a 
loud report. Alert, free from his chain, 
sprang for Hopkins. The nightcapped 
old man In the window threw up his 
. hands, screamed "Mon Dieu!" and 
dropped limp, half over the sill. Hop- 
iins threw himself ■ back, and pulled 
.at the trigger of his gun with both 

A crash of bone, an agonized groan, 
• and Alert humped over In a heap on 
ihe cement walk at Hopkins' feet, his 
massive skull crushed in by a big bul- 
let , 

Hopkins flew up the steps and 
pounded on the door, fumbling his key- 
chain blankly, and trying to force .the 
door, for Dubois' nature was so sus- 
picious that he would not even allow 
•his watchman a key to his door, lock- 
iing everything from the inside with 
bolts and padlocks. 

Keeping one eye on the quivering 
heap at the foot of the steps, Hopkins 
pounded until the soft clap of hustling 
steps in shiftless slippers came to his 
expectant ears. 

"That you, Hopkins?" came an, anx- 
ious cry in a cracked voice from with- 
in. , ' 

"YeB, Mr. Dubois, for the love of 
heaven, open up! 1 told you this would 
happen if you — '* 

The door was opened a crack before 
he finished, and the frightened face 
that had appeared beneath the night- 
cap in the window started out. 

"For God's sake, come in!" cried 
old Dubois querulously, grasping Hop- 
kins' shoulder with palsied hand, and 

■ pulling him within. "There's a nasty 
crowd collecting in front. Bring' in 
that porch-chair— I don't know how I 

forgot it last night; they might get 
through the gate and steal it Hurry! 

"Where are the robbers?" 

"Gone!" cried Dubois, straining his 
wrinkled neck forward! and moisten' 
ing his throat with an effort as he 

"Are you sure? What did they get?" 

"Everything! Look!" Dubois had 
pushed the watchman up the stairs to 
the second floor, and pointed a shaking 
finger through an open door, holding 
to the wall for support and gasping for 
breath as he spoke. "Everything — 
look! AH my money in bills; stacks, 
stacks of bills!" 

There was a rickety antique Shera- 
ton four-poster, Dubois' bed, and on it 
was the- cloth-covered box of a bed- 
spring, gaping open, half filled with a 
scattering of crumpled papers. . The 
bed-clothes "were thrown in a heap in 
one corner of the room. Hopkins 
stepped back in surprise. HIb foot 
came down on a wad of cotton; he 
picked it up, and stood fingering it ab- 
sently as he stared at the wrecked 

"Then you did sleep on your money 
in place of a mattress, as people al- 
ways said?" he queried. 

"Yes, yes. .There is no use,"- the 
quaking old man stood glassy-eyed, 
glaring at the empty spring box, "there 
is no use to deny it now. I kept every- 
thing — all — In that box, packed in 

among the springs. Stacks, Btacks and 
stacks of bills! I did— did— " He 
stopped, clawed forward on© of his 
large flapping ears, and stood strain- 
ing to catch the repetition of a sharp 
sound he had picked from other noiBes 
rising from below. 

Hopkins was sniffing at the piece of 
cotton he had picked up beside the 

"Chloroform!" ho exclaimed, drop- 
ping it 

"Eh!" cried old Dubois, jerking his 
band from his ear, and thrusting it in- 
to the opening of his nightshirt, 

"They chloroformed you,' and threw 
you into the corner with your shoes 
and the bed-clothes, while they rifled 
the treasure chest" 

"Eh? Yes. I— I heard them at my 
bedside, then I was on the floor, and I 
couldn't use my arms, my legs, my 
tongue, and I knew they were taking 
my poor bills, in stacks— stacks and 
stacks of them ! " His veinridged hand 
shot to his flapping ear, and he broke 
off again: "Listen! What's that? 
There's somebody fooling with the 
front gate." 

He rushed to the window, which he 
had again carefully locked after recov- 
ering from his faint, craned his cordy 
neck toward the front of the house, 
and tottered as ho shook his quivering 
fist at a nondescript fellow in a mod- 
est business suit and ordinary derby;- 
who must have clambered over the- 
locked iron gate regardless of ; its 
pricking points, and was busily at*\york 
stretching out the limp form of Alert 

"Leave that dog alone! Get out of 
there, or I'll — " » 

Dubois in an insane moment tore 
an antique French firearm tremblingly 
from the bosom of his nightshirt, 
where, to Hopkins' surprise, he had 
been concealing it 

"Don't!" "cried the watchman, jump- 
ing forward to grasp the quivering 
hand attempting an aim. 

"I'll protect my place— my right — 

Dubois' twitching jaws dropped 
open; he stared at the man below 
who, aroused by the commotion in the 
window, glanced up, picked a small 
filmy object like a sausage-skin from 
one of the points of Alert's maesivte 
studded collar, and slipped through the 
front gate, which he opened with an 
easy twist as /though it were not 
locked. / 

"You left It unlocked?" cried Dubois. 

"I did not!" Hopkins denied. "Who 
the devil is the fellow? I never saw 
him before. . Do you suppose he-r*" 

"I don't suppose anything—" Du- 
bois thrust out his lower jaw threat- 
eningly. "You're hired to protect me; 
why do you let htm run away? May- 

Hopkins, having leaped to the same 
unexpressed conclusion, turned, and 
rushed down the i tairs, stopped at the 
gate, unlocked it and cried to the 
group of newsbojs, neighbors, tamale 
men, market boy j, and -other early 
birds collected in front "Where'd he 

"Where'd he go?" 


"The man— the man—" Hopkins 
strove for some description — "the man 
with the black derby." 

- A boy in front grinned, and glanced 
around at the circle of men towering 
above him. "Every feller in the bunch's 
got on a black derby 'cept ub kids." 

Hopkins stood chagrined. He had 
seen the man, front, aide, and rear 
view for a full minute, but was at an 
utter loss to describe him. 

- "The man who just came out of the 
gate. He took something that looked 
like the rubber of a toy balloon from 
the dog's collar, ' he cried. 

"Oh, him?" answered the boy. "The 
feller that monkeyed with the dog? I 
thought he belonged there. He had a 
key. Where did ha go, now?" 

Some said one way, and some eald 
[ another, but it was quite apparent that 

the man had slipped In and out on- 
noticed, due to his plain appearance 
and his matter-of-fact manner. 

The square-chested man in the black 
derby was Christopher Poe, the promi- 
nent banker from the north, enjoying 
his second week's vacation in the car- 
nival city. He had no sooner 'shut the 
Dubois gate. behind him, and stuffed 
the ekinlike object into his pocket, 
than he slipped through the collecting 
crowd, without touching any of the 
onlookers or attracting attention by 
any unusual move. He walked to the 
corner without once turning around, 
crossed the street, and returned brisk- 
ly to the edge of the crowd just In 
time to hear Hopkins cross-question- 
ing the email boy. 

Foe nodded his head with the rest, 
and agreed quickly with somebody 
who had pointed out at random the di- 
rection he had taken. As a member 
of the crowd, as an unobtrusive unit, 
he was utterly unnoticeable. He stayed 
no longer than the rest, and said, just 
like everybody else in parting from 
the man who stood next him: 

"I'll bet it was the feller in the derby 
hat. Wonder what it was the kid said 
he took off the dog," 

Having heard all the facts and con- 
jectures, Poe walked to the corner 
again, turned up the Bide street, and 
paced Blowly down Bourbon past a 
block of cheap lodging-houses, largely 
occupied by vaudeville artists, travel- 
ing fakers, and other true Bohemians. 
Each old house had, like so many of 
the dwellings in the French quarter of 
New Orleans, a courtyard in the rear, 
divided from the courts on the next 
street by high brick walls. 

Stopping at the house which backed 
directly against old Dubois', Christo- 
pher Poe inserted a key, twisted it 
sharply twice, glanced up and down 
the street, opened the door, and 
stepped in, closing it quickly after him, 
and standing motionless at the Bpot 
where his first step had brought him. 

That he was listening intently was 
disclosed by his suspended breath. In 
that moment one hardly would have 
described him as Hopkins had — a hu- 
man blank. His eyes were focused in- 
tently toward the top of the dim, wind- 
ing old staircase in front of him; his 
mouth was drawn into a firm, pur- 
poseful line; his form was lithe and 
strong; he seemed the very embodi- 

ing the door another notch in Bpite of 
the restraining hand on .his shoulder. 

"Saw you work down in San Antone. 
Good act that! Where'B the missis? 
Clever kid!" . 

\Thank8! Will this collar do?" A 
forced^ feminine voice came from with- 
in, and a' mate to the hand on the Twir- 
ley shoulder pushed a stiff, starchy 
circle of white quiveringly through the 

"That ain't a collar. That's a cuff!" 
cried Poe, quickly dropping behind 
him the article he had, asked for and 
selecting a card from his wallet which 
bore the name of Hardy. He handed 
it to the man with a laugh as an ex- 
clamation of disappointment came 
from the woman. 

"Thomas Hardy;" read the Twirley 
Twin. "Not the Thomas Hardy, angel 
of the Merry Whirl show?" 

"The very same. What's left of 
him," said Poe promptly, smiling to 
himself at being called "angel" of a 
company he had-formed under his as- 
sumed name only as an adjunct to a 
scheme for running down one of the 
cleverest bank-swindlers in New York. 
He drew the raincoat closer about him 
and edged into the doorway. 

"Come in. Come in. Glad to see 
you," cried the young fellow, who had 
been with the Merry Whirl company 
and to whom its backer was a great 

A cry of alarm from the wrfinan, 
"I'm not dressed! Dick, don't let him 
in. I'm not dressed." 

But her husband (a twin only in the 
profession) had already thrown the 
door open, and disclosed her to the 
keen eyes of .Christopher Poe, fully 
gowned in a somewhat worn traveling- 
suit ' 

"By George, I'm glad to see you, 
Mr. Hardy. Kid, shake hands with the 
best in the business. A game backer 
and a good loser. I'd tell you to take 
off your hat to him If I thought you'd 
ever back on straight" 

Mrs. Twirley bowed stiltedly,-^ and 
said in a very stag}' aside: 

"Dick, we must be going. We'll 

miss that train.* 

"What time you got, Mr. Hardy?" 
asked the Twirley Twin. 

Christopher Poe drew out his watch, 
and with a comfortable yawn removed 
it from the thin skin covering. "Five- 
thirty," he announced, exhibiting the 

ment of eome forceful idea. His pose 
waB histrionic; he appeared to have 
thrown himself into a part he was 
about to play. 

Soon stealthy footsteps from above 
shuffled through the silence. Poe re- 
moved his derby, outer coat, tie" and 
shoeB in a series of quick movements. 
Running firm fingers through his neat 
hair, he mussed it up, and with the 
same motion snatched a fawn-colored 
theatric raincoat from the hall-rack, 
loosened his suspenders, turned up the 
collar of the raincoat he had donned, 
and sneaked silently upstairs, his man- 
ner that of a drowsy lodger wakened 
against his will to make an early train. 

On the second floor he paused, took 
out his watch, deliberately set It back 
half an hour, wrapped it In the 
wrinkled, skinlike object he had re- 
moved from Alert's collar, and, having 
located the sounds in a rear room, ap^ 
proached the door" with audible tread, 
and knocked lightly. 

The shuffling steps within ceased. 
There came no answer. 

"I say — pardon me — you folks goin' 
take the six-fifty, too?" he said sleep- 
ily. "Can I borrow a collar? Heard 
you kickln* around and — " 

The door was abruptly opened a 
crack by a wiry young man, short, and 
with a pleasant face. A email femi- 
nine hand' rested on htt shoulder, and 
seemed to he tugging him back. 

"A collar?. Sure thing, iwhat size 
do you wear?' asked the snort, flush- 
faced young fellow through a crack in 
the door. 

"Six an* seven-eighths. I mean fif- 
teen an' a quarter. Say, you ain't the 
Twirley Twins, "are you?" asked the 
man in the passageway, throwing back 
one Bide of the fawn-colored cravenette 
to remove a wallet from hie hip-pocket 

"The very same!" cried the. amiable 
young man, squinting bis eyes profes- 
sionally through the Bloom, and open- 
.'.'*■ ^V .A; 

How lon§ have you 
folks been out of work?" 

watch-dial to the Twirley Twins and 
exclaiming: "Oh, that watch-case? It's 
just a souvenir," as he saw their eyes 
riveted on the wrinkled skin in his 
other hand. 

Mrs. Twirley sniffed cautiously 
twice, glinted her eyes at Poe, and 
stepped back quickly to seat herself 
on two suit-caBes in a corner, covering 
them completely with her skirts. Her 
husband stood stupefied, sniffing the 
air also, and staring at the unique 

"Came from Paris," continued Poe 
pleasantly, rubbing the skin between 
his fingers fondly. "You know, it's just 
what's left of one of these little harle- 
quin bladders they use on a string to 
smash each other over the head with 
in team work. Didn't yc'u use them in 
that pantomime acrobatic stunt I saw 
you in three years ago at Frisco?" . 

'Tea. I believe we did." Mrs. Twir- 
ley cleared her throat harshly, and 
continued: "But it didn't smell of 
chlo — " She ended in a stifled scream, 
and rushed toward the man she had 
heard of as a theatrical banker, cry- 
ing: "Look out! That picture behind 
you is falling." 

Poe made a quick move as if to look, 
but Instead etepped forward, and 
caught Mrs. Twirley's hand as it 
emerged from beneath a newspaper on 
the table, containing the butt of a 
small revolver. 

Poe, holding her hand so the iron 
was directed at her amazed husband, 
who had stepped back Involuntarily, 
Bized up the weapon In a sharp 
scrutiny, dropped her hand, and 
laughed: "Only a property pistol! 
You may resume your Beat on "those 
two euit-caBes you were guarding." 

"Twirley," he turned to the young 
man, who, face dough-like, was trying 
to master his quivering frame. "Twir- 
ley, I want to talk business with you- 
alt over there," ._ ■ ■>.-. 

The young fellow dropped limp in 
the seat indicated, as Christopher Poo 
dropped to the . edge of a straight- 
backed chair, and tilted It to a com- 
fortable angle against the door of the 
room. Mrs. Twirley sat on the suit- 
case, one cheek drawn up in a hard- 
ened, sarcastic smirk, ner eyes smol- 
dering sullenly. 

• "How long have you folks been out 
of work?" asked Poe sharply. 

"Seven months," said Twirley in a 
hollow tone. 

"1 see. That's a long time," mused 
Poe. "And you've been living in this 
room two months." 

"On credit," put . in Mrs.. Twirley 
with a twist of her lips. 

"Stranded," added her husband. 

"Too bad. You must have been des- 
perate," continued Poe thoughtfully, 
switching his gaae to Mrs. Twirley. 
"No clothes — nothing. Hard luck!" he 
said. "Damn hard luck. Clever people 
you were, too— too many acrobatic 
teams though — that was your trouble." 

"Yes, we used to get good money — 
we stayed stiff-necked a while, and 
then when we was ready to take cheap 
bookings nobody wanted us; other 
head-liners had come down first an" 
filled in." 

"Tough luck. But why didn't you 
nee your brains? Why didn't you beat 
the conditions, adapt yourselves to a 
new act?" asked Poe in a high-pitched 
earnest tone. "I can't see why the 
devil two clever people like you should 
ever get stranded. You've been in this 
room two months, and right through 
that shade behind you, Mrs. T., .'you 
saw the house of Armand Dubois ever?" 
day, and you couldn't have missed 
hearing the rumor that he kept his for- 
tune in cash in his mattress. You 
heard, too; the barking of that big 
beast that protected his wealth. With 
your, clever mind why didn't you work 
out a sketch for you aad Dickie to do 
in vaudeville?" 

He stopped, and looked squarely at 
the pair, their eyes glancing shiftily 
about, their fingers fidgeting. "Now, 
you were interested in this harlequin 
bladder that smells of chloroform," 
continued Poe. "What if I were to tell 
you that it was used in an act by a 
clever young couple I once knew in — 
well, in Paris? What if—", 

"Oh, don't beat around the bush," 
cried Mrs. Twirley sullenly, then, blaz- 
ing, up. "What's your game? What 
are you trying to get. at? What — " 

Christopher Poe held up his hand 
for silence as Twirley, his eyes bulging, 
his mouth panic-set, leaned toward 
him, fingers and eyelids twitching. 
■ "Now wait— wait! Here's a sketch 
idea for you folks. Listen to it!" con- 
tinued Poe. "You can pull down three' 
hundred a week with it easy with your 
acrobatic ability and cleverness. 

"Once upon a time — in Paris, you 
understand — there was a clever young 
couple like you kids. Stranded team 
of acrobats; pantomime people. They 
lived in a rear room of a cheap the- 
atrical rooming-house, just one flight 
up, where they could sec daily across a 
high brick wall a courtyard 'containing 
a big beast shackled on a running 
chain to protect a miser's gold. 

"One day the woman, the cleverer 
of the two. goaded to envy and despair 
by the sight of professional women 
finely clad and at work, suddenly 
thought of the great dependence 'that 
old miser had on'liis man-eating dug." 

The Twirley Twins were drawing 
unconsciously nearer together, as 
though for protection, and tho flush 
was' leaving their faces, slowly- fixing 
into awed, gaping blanks as Christo- 
pher Poe continued. 

"The money of -that miser worried 
the woman. Sim couldn't sleep, she 
couldn't eat, and finally she worked 
out a scheme — a goad scheme, a 
shrewd scheme. She told it to her 
husband In a wild mood, never think- 
ing of it as a practical matter. He, 
poor devil, urged on by debt, took a 
practical view of it. and they were 
about to execute the scheme when sud- 
denly the idea came that while the 
chances wc-re that their careful plan 
would work they might be caught later 
on; and the thought came, too, that 
they might not enjoy the miser's gold 
after they had it." 

Mrs. Twirley tossed back her head, 
and laughed sharply, artificially, as 
Poe paused. Ho fixed his eyes on her. 

"So the woman suggested that since 
the idea of robbing the old miser was 
so completely figured out as to almost 
defy detection, and since they were 
letter-perfect in rehearsing the act, it 
would* be better to play a sure thing. 
So she sat down and worked out the 
practical plan of the robbery into a 
twenty-minute vaudeville skit for her- 
self and husband, and they had already 
got Into the spirit of the thing so well 
from considering it as a possible 
crime, that at a tryout before a good 
manager they were offered two hun- 
dred a week and a bonus if it went 

"Sounds good!" remarked Mrs. Twir- 
ley, breathing fiercely. "But are. you 
quite sure you know the plot of that 

Her husband's fists clenched till the 
knuckles shone stark and white. His 
small black eyes pierced to the core of 
the raconteur, before him. 

"Yes, are_ you quite Bure?" he 
breathed viciously. 

"Oh, the plot," said Poe lightly. 
"Yes, it was so simple. I'd 'most for- 
gotten. The sketch opens during the 
hour just preceding that dumb dark- 
ness before dawn. The vaudeville pair 
are disclosed in their room; the man 
is dressed in a fine dog-skin, a good 
make-up, a hide th'e ; exact counterpart 
of the miser's Great Dane. The wom- 
an is dressed in black trousers and 
coat, carries a jimmy with which she 
has practiced, a dark lantern, a re- 
volver like this" — as he picked up the 
one from the table by way of illustra- 
tion, the Twirley woman sank back 
against the wall, a low cry escaping 
herr— "and a harlequin's bladder filled 
Cull ot chloroform and tightly tied, A 

second scene shows the man and wife 
together on one side of a high wall 
di.'folng tho 3tage; it is the garden 
v/all i^paratiug their court from the 
mise; J 3. .The, man.* being an acrobat, 
climbs up to the top so skillfully thai 
the dog hying below on the other side 
hears nothing until a skin full of liquid 
bursts On one of the pointed studs of 
his collar, a big stone drops at the 
same instant on his head and stuns 
him, he opens his mouth and gags for 
breath with which to bark, sucks in 
the chloroform and succumbs. 

'The man gives a signal to the wom- 

; she climbs to his Bide, together' 
they drop over into the court; the man 
in his dog-skin suit unsnaps the Great 
Dane's chain, and attaches It to a 
duplicate collar about his own neck. 

"He has no . sooner attached the 
chain and dropped to all fours when 
the sharp click of a key in the front 
gate announces the approach of tho 
watchman on his regular fifteen-minute 
round. The woman darts to a rear win- 
dow they have examined^rom their 
room with a glass and found to be a 
weak point, guarded only by the dog. 
and she' works quietly while her hus- 
band leaps forth boldly, snaps at the 
watchman, imitates the dog's bark ex- 
actly, and rages back and forth angrily 
in the moonlight to convince the 
watchman that all Is well and tbe . 
house perfectly protected. He had 
practiced the part for weeks, you s&% 
and. was letter-perfect in it. I. saw the 
sketch when it was produced in Lon- 
don, and I could not tell him from the 
real dog. This scene occurs at that 
fearfnl moment, the darkness before 
dawn; the watchman notes that, the 
dog is a bit fiercer than usual, aad 
draw3 a. deep sigh of reliet as hi 
reaches the gate. The stage Is daru- 
ened and the audience hushed. 

"Before the watchman makes ha 
next round the trick is done. Tne 
nervy, desperate woman has chloro- 
formed the miser and rifled' his mat- 
tress. The real dog is fast reviving 
from the effects of the chloroform. T'i>; 
whole thing 'has been nicely timed, 
and the pair just disappear over the 
wall with their booty in a black apion 
like that in the corner there, when the 
dog," whose collar has been reattached 
to the chain by the man when through 
with his little impersonation, leaps out 
and barks at tljo watchman, who is 
just arriving on his rounds. The ani- 
mal, maddened on his recovery, lunger 
at the watchman, and barks so furious- 
ly that the noise brings the old miser 
Out of his stupor; the dog leaps in the 
air and breaks his chain as the miser 
throws up his winaow to cry for help. 
As a grand finale the dog is shot just 
before he leaps on the watchman, thus 
giving tangible proof that the animal 
had been on guard all the time, and 
covering up the real entrance and exit 
of the burglars. Then the curtain goes 
down amid great applause.'' 

There was dead silence as Christo- 
pher Poe finished and stood up, hia 
eyes darting beneath their bushy 
brows from one to tho other of th» 
Twirley Twins. 

"I'm afraid you've misspd the l(x- 
fifty," he said in a hesitant tone. "I 
thought you'd let me into tho room to 
con of prove an alibi if you needed one 
—I mean in skipping your hoard MI? 
or some other crime you may hnvw 
committed — so t accommodatingly se 1 . 
my watch back hah an hour to cove:- 
the minute:; during which the crim** 
might have bft-n tommitt- d. 1 knew 
you would both be reli.-vnd (o near in>* 
announce that it was only live-thirty. " 

Neither Ppokr?. Suddenly Airs Twir- 
ley swung around and demanded: - 

"Well, how the devil did th. y provo 
tho crime un the team '.n your pivcioua 


'"Oil, th'-re v.-asn't any crime at all, 
'Hie couple reconsidered their acUon, 
decidf-d they could make more nunVy 
on the stage- with the sketch, and re- 
peating tho crime in acrobatic panto- 
mime every night for five or six years 
at fifty dollars a night with perfect 
security of physical and mental froe- 
dom. So in a little third sceno in tho 
sketch they called a- messenger boy, 
and sent him round to the miser with 
two suit-cases packed with his money. 
That pleased the audience and — " 

Mhb. Twirley stared' at him aa 
though he were unreal, and threw her 
Jiands to her head in a frenzy, ecream- 

"How in heaven did you ferret out 
all this, you— you weasel?" 

"I've got a room lookiug out into 
tho Dubois court myself," smiled l'o*. 
turning toward her frankly, now that 
she had given in. "It's just next door, 
I've heard Dickie bark in imitation o* 
Alert to entertain the landlady. Vvu 
seen you both examining th^t Dubois' 
window with the telescope. 1 was 
more or less prepared, and being some- 
what of a night-prowler myself, I just 
happened around with a skeleton key 
or two and gathered a bit of material 
for a — vaudeville sketch. I can get 
you booked either way you like, at 
Billy Ryan's Vaudeville agency or tha 
station house, it's up to you!" 

The woman looked sharply from Poo 
to^ her husband, and then furtively at 
the two suitcases which she had left 
unguardedan the corner. 

^He's only bluffing, Dickie!" she 
cried. ... 

"I know it," Twirley answered. "But 
It sort Of stands to reason I'd rather 
get fifty a week clean from Billy Ryan 
than fifty thousand that'd stick like 
mud to my fingers every time I started 
to spend it." 

"Bully for you!" cried Christopher 
Poe. "I've got a skeleton plan of th-» 
sketch in my pocket here. I'll back 
you two for a set of props. Your wife 
and I will go over the sketch, Dickie, 
while you run out and call a messen- 
ger." j ^„^ 

Mrs. Twirley. *ith a submlssiv-i 
gulp, burst Into tk flood of -genuine 
tears. [ V 

"Yes," she saht-saftly. "Go ahead. 
Dickie, he's got the -real dope." 


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German Writer Describes Visit 
to Battle Front. 

Every Instrument of Murder and De- 
struction in Action— Fearful Con- 
cert Splits, the Ears and 
Rakes the Nerves. 

Berlin. — The Berliner Morgenpost 
publishes the following vivid descrip- 
tion or the awful battles north of 
Arras by Dr. Max Osborne, a special 
war correspondent who had been at 
the western front since the beginning 
of the war: 

"With four or five other correspond- 
ents I had decided to visit our ad- 
vanced trenches near Arras. Two." offi- 
cers, a captain and a very young lieu- 
tenant, offered to lead us to the outer 
German positions. They jumped into 
our car and silently we sped on 
through the night 

"After a while the lights of our auto 
ware extinguished. Not a sign of life 
was discernible around us as we ran 
along the road cautiously but swiftly. 
■ Then we noticed gray shadows moving 
■through the darkness singly and in 

"Suddenly our car stopped and we 
had to advance afoot over the dusty, 
rocky road. Great rockets swept up 
through the darkness, in beautiful 
curves, bursting high in the air and 
sending sheaves of fire in all direc- 
tions. Great white lamps, resembling 
large moons, lighted up the country 
Tor miles around. It seemed as if light- 
bouses had suddenly been built into 
the air. These mysterious lamps were 
light-bombs attached to parachutes 
which keep them floating between 
heaven and earth for some time. 

"A moment later there was fire all 
around us. The artillery on both sides 
had commenced its awful work. Ear- 
splitting, infernal noise now accompa- 
nied the fantastic fireworks. The dull 
roar dissolved itself into innumerable 
Bounds and noises. With faint shrieks, 
like scared little birds, the French in- 
fantry bullets whizzed over our heads, 
the machine guns rattled, shrapnels 
exploded with, a deafening roar and 
the great howitzers spit out their 
charges with a gurgling sound. Every 
Instrument of murder and destruction 
wan in action. 

"Covered by earthworks and sand- 
hills we slowly moved along. We were 
told that about this time of the night 
the battle was generally becoming 
less violent, but after we had passed 
the last houses of a village a veritable 
hell broke loose. On a hill about fifty 
yards from us a French shell exploded, 
and then another one. We tried to 
reach the nearest shelter, but shells 
Btruck on all sides of us, mowing down 
the trees, tearing great craters into 
the field and meadow and sending a 
hail of sand and stones over us as 
■ they exploded. 
" "All the devils of hell seemed to 
have escaped. A fearful concert split 
our ears and racked our nerves. In in- 
organic, distorted rhythms and hun- 
dreds of discordant sounds the satanic 
symphony roared over the country, 
shrieking, howling, grinding, rattling 
and at times almost laughing. The 
earth trembled beneath our feet, more 
terrors to the hellish concert above 
and around us. 

At last we reached, the shelter and 
here, safe as in a box of a theater, we 
watched the indescribable spectacle. 
We were as if in a. trance, completely 
carried away by the wild dance* of 
death before our eyes. Near the bomb- 
proof shelter the soldiers moved 
around with serious, calm faces. The 
rain of shells and fire seemed to have 
no terrors for them, as they did not 
even hasten their steps when they 
passed a particularly dangerous spot. 
And a year ago most of them ■ were 
peaceful citizens and civilians like 
myself, and my colleagues. What men 
war has made of them! 

"The nfgit of horrors seemed end- 
less, but at last a weak ray of light, 
■which fell into our shelter, and the 
warbling of a lark told us that morn- 
ing was neai*. Still the guns were 
thundering and roaring, but as the 
sun- slowly began to rise the firing 
ceased. For a few minutes not a shot 
was heard and In the pale twilight my 
overheated brain drew a fanciful pic- 
ture of a God walking over the la.nd 
and commanding peace. 

"The dream was short,., however. 
French shells came again/" tearing 
through the air, our cannon answered 
and trie- small guns chimed in. With- 
in tec minutes the battle raped as vio- 

lently again, all during the long night, 
Hell had only taken a breath." 


"Tell Mother I'll. Be There" Made 

Thousands— Inspiration From Mc- 

Kinley's Message to Mother. 

Columbus, Ind.— While here to de- 
liver an address before the Tabernacle 
Society of Men, Rev. Charles M. Fill- 
more, pastor of the. Hillside Christian 
church of Indianapolis, told how he 
came to write his famous song "Tell 
Mother I'll Be There." He said he 
was trying to organize a little church 
in Peru, Ind.. and was writing hymns, 
which he sold at an average of three 
dollars each. 

One morning while he was waiting 
for his wife to get breakfast he read 
in a newspaper a dispatch telling that 
the mother of President McKinley 
was dying. He noticed that the presi- 
dent had telegraphed, "Tell mother I'll 
be there." 

"Couldn't you write a song about 
that?" his wife asked. Before ten 
minutes had passed, the minister says, 
he had written the chorus and before 
breakfast was ready he had the entire 
song, completed. 

He sold it for three dollars. Ten mil- 
lion copies of this song have been sold 
and at the customary royalty. of one 
cent a copy the minister Bhould have 
received 5100,000. But three dollars Is 
all he ever got for it 

Government Reports a Decrease In 
• Trimmings for the Thanksgiving 

Washington.— According to the re- 
ports received by the department of 
agriculture from the cranberry fields 
of the United States, there may not 
be enough sauce for the Thanksgiv- 
ing turkey this year. 

Information from the cranberry sec- 
tions of Cape Cod, New Jersey and 
Wiscopsin is that in consequence of 
the cold weather of a few weeks a & -o 
the crops will be short. 

Last season there were 625,000 bar- 
rels from these three sections, but. ac- 
cording to best" estimates now, the 
coming crop will not exceed 400.000 

On the contrary, the predictions 
from the South are that the turkey 
crop will be larger than ever before 
in this .country. 


No-th Dakotans Kill Vicious Animal 

in Fierce Battle Near 

Devils Lake. 

Devils Lake. N. D.— In a battle in a 
wheat field a halt mile from Lakota. 
Fred Hensey and Charles Travnlcek 
were returned victors over a vicious, 
female lynx, the first ever seen In the 
lake region. 

A dray stake was used by Trav- 
nicek to kill the lynx, which was 
ready to spring at Hensey, who was 


Italy Reveals Unique New Arm 
to the World. 

Mountaineers of the Alps Perform 
Feats Which Nobody Believed Pos- 
sible — Scale Summits and Take 
Enemy by Surprise. 

Rome. — The Italian war has re- 
vealed to the world a new arm, the 

The Alpine troops are strictly an 
Italian institution and, with the Ber- 
sagliefi. form a picked corps. The tV 
fense of the Alps is intrusted to them. 

First of all an Alpine soldier is a 
son of the Alps. . They are recruited 
there and they are organized into 
battalions. The mountaineer of the 
Alps never wastes a shot. His mark- 
manship must be infallible or the fam- 
ished wolves infesting the deep, 
wooded gorges ■ will destroy his herd. 

When military conscription claimed 
him he knew ev'ery peak, road and 
track. Constant exposure to the 
severe winter cold or the heat of 
the summer had hardened bis. mus- 

jS'jMsfc \-}ii\p,!iM}M^Mm^^,f£^iiiiJi 

,1-ord Kitchener personally, inspect- 
ing a body of troops in front of the 
Guildhall in Manchester* 



cles and made him insensible to fu 
tigue. „ 

The training of the Alpine include- 
everything belonging to the infantr: 
arm and more. He Is taught tow t<- 
regard a cave as his fdrtress and :. 
rock as a redoubt. He is taugln 
methodically and scientifically how (■• 
climb to an almost inaccessible pea' 
or scale a sheer wall with the be!- 
of a rope and pick. Further, hi- 
learns how to dynamite a rock in the 
space of a few. seconds and how tr, 
set tons of stones rolling down upon 
the enemy climbing after him. 

The training and fighting qualities 
of the' Alpine were put to a severe 
test during the advance in the Tren- 
tlno and Carnic frontiers, where the 
occupation of the passes and the sum- 
mits dominating them had to be made 
swiftly and effectively. The task de- 
volved wholly on the Alpines and in- 

On May 25. at two In the morning 
the reveille was sounded and the Al- 
pines received the order to scale the 
summits facing them, chase the enemv 
away and prepare the ground for the 
infantry and artillery. Not in a sin- 
gle instance did the Alpines fall to 
reach their objective. 

The Austrians were surprised and- 
either fled or surrendered after a 
brief resistance. At noon everv bat- 
tery of mountain'artillery was In its 
place and shelling the Austrian forts. 

On the Carnic frontier, or more pre- 
cisely; in the Monte Nero. sector, the 
task entrusted to the Alpines was 
harder and more complicated. 

Probably the exact his'torv of the 
capture of the five peaks composing 
the Monte Nero range will never be 
written, but eye-witnesses maintain 
that this history, will be a hymn of 
praise to the Italian Alpine "trcops 
General Cadorna | n describing the 

capture of Monte Poce. the fifth peak 
said the Alpines performed feats 
which nobody believed possible. The 
Austrians themselves regarded this 
particular peak as absolutely impreg- 
nable. Towards Italy Jt was nothing 
but a Bheer wall. The only way of 
approach lay through a deep gorge 
on the northern side of the- mountain 
looking toward Plezzo. On the Ital- 
ian side even a sentry was regarded 
as superfluous. 

The only way to take the foi« wat 
to scale the wall and reach the 
trenches ■ undetected. The Alpines 
did it, 

The rest is known. Two Austriar 
companies were surprised and dis 
paU-hed in their Bleep. Two mori 
shared the same fate. Later In th< 
day the Austrians launched againsl 
the Italians a battalion of Hungarian 
Honved, In a desperate effort to re' 
take the position, but the battalion 
was annihilated and the bodies of. 
the Hungarians are still at the botioir -J 
of the gorge, ,. 

/sy oscar ode£ 

T a time when the public 
expects Its war news al- 
most before the smoke, of 
battle has cleared away, 
the submarine cable and 
,^, the methods used in keep- 
ing it in repair are of interest. 

Each submarine telegraph company 
has in service a fleet of cable ships, 
the units of which are stationed at 
different ports for quick access to the 
different sections of the cable. Let us 
take, for example, the cable stretching 
from San. Francisco to Manila, a dis- 
tance of 10,010 miles. This cable is 
divided Into four sections— San Fran- 
cisco to Honolulu, Honolulu to Mid- 
way island, Midway island to Guam, 
and Guam to Manila. The cable lies 
Dn the bed of the Paclflc, which in 
places runs from three to five miles in 
depth, the latter depth being found off 
Ihe Island of Guam. Sufficient slack 
must be paid out in laying a submarine 
cable to allow every part to rest on 
the bottom of the ocean, however Ir- 
regular the bottom may be. 

A cable varies in thickness and type 
according to Its position and the na- 
ture of the ocean bottom in the local- 
ity where it Is laid. The -'shore end" 
of a cable, meaning a section laid close 
to land, is always thicker than a sec- 
tion out. at sea. Ordinarily the diam- 
eter of a shore section runs about 2% 
inches, while a section laid.ln deep wa- 
ter runs about % Inch in diameter. 
About seven strands of copper, com- 
prising a single conductor, form the 
core of the cable. Over this core are 
laid coatings of gutta percha, a layer 
of jute or oakum, and an envelope of 
composition rubber. Over this some 
strands of strengthening wires arc 
wound on, and tarry rope and tape are 
wound about the whole. The average 
cost of a cable complete is about $1,000 
a mile. 

A surprisingly small amount of cur- 
rent is required for operating a sub- 
marine cable. One of the hardest 
worked of the Atlantic cables requires 
only 50 volts' pressure at the sending 
end, and all that comes out at the re- 
ceiving end Is twenty-millionthB am- 
pere. Signals are transmitted simply 
by alternately charging and discharg- 
ing the cable, which works much like 
a Leyden jar. One of the fastest of 
submarine cables transmits about 80 
words a minute. 

Interruption In cable communica-' 
tion between two stations may come 
from one of several causes. There Is 
the "fault" caused by the teredo, a sub- 
marine boring animal that penetrates 
the protective coatings In an effort to 
get at the core. Then the shore end 
of a cable, in spite of special protec 
tion. does not always withstand the 
rolling and friction of the tides, and 
besides this, there is the risk that the 
cable may be fouled- or lifted by a 
ship's anchor. A cable may part com- 
pletely, from one cause or another, 
forming what is known as a "total 

Let us Imagine that the cable 
from San Francisco to Manila Is 
•down," as It is technically ex- 
pressed when the cable is unwork- 
able, in that section, 2,098 miles 
long, between San Francisco and Hon- 
olulu. We will. assume that a series of 
tests based on the law of resistances 
has shown that the fault lies at a point 
1.000 miles from San Francisco. Some- 
times it is possible by testing to locate, 
the position of the fault within one-, 
tenth mile, but the average is about 
five miles. Before the cable ship sails 
for the "ground," as the location of 
the break, or fault, Is called, the ship's 
electricians will have made' their own 
tests and advised both the San Fran- 
cisco and Honolulu offices— the latter 
by an alternate route-Mo keep watch 
on their instruments in the office for 
the ship's call. ' As. soon as the cable 
ship reaches the "ground," a signal, 
consisting of two red globes with a 
white diamond between, for day use, 
and replaced by similarly colored 
lamps at night, is hung in a vertical 
line in front of the foremast head. 
This signal indicates .that the ship Is 
engaged in cable-repair work, and is 
therefore not under control so far as 
getting out of the way of other craft 

Is concerned. A marked buoy, moored 
to a mushroom anchor, is then dropped 
overboard at the-polnt where the fault 
In the cable is supposed to be. 

-The ship then proceeds to grapple 
for the cable. This is done by means 
of a grapnel, "of which there are many 
kinds, all studded with prongs calcu- 
lated to catch anything they encoun- 
ter. To this grapnel is attached a 
steel hawser, the Inboard end of which 
Is connected to an instrument known 
dynamometer, or vertical scale 


y "~ CJ ~-~ ~ rw% ~ rn me POPULAR MECHANICS 

and capable of registering a pull up to 
1.5 tons. The ship then steams ahead 
at a speed of one or two knots an hour 
in a kind of a taking maneuver at 
right angles to the line of the cable. 
While the ship is engaged in grappling 
a member of the crew, ordinarily the 
fourth officer, sits on the grapnel rope 
near the bow and can usually tell by 
the strain when the cable has . been 
hooked. The instant the cable is 
hooked the ship is stopped and the 
grapnel rope is slowly wound in by 
the hauling machinery. Sometimes the 
cable will stand the heavy strain of 
being lifted until it reaches the sur- 
face, only to snap and sink to the bot- 
tom again before it can be secured. 
When this happens the ship steams to 
a new location and starts grappling 

When the cable in brought safely to 
the surface, it Is first secured on either 
side of the grapnel by what is known 
as a chain "stopper," this work being 
done by a man lowered over the bow 
in a boatswain's chair. The cable is 
then cut, each end is connected to the 
instrument in the testing room, and 
the stations at San Francisco and' Hon- 
olulu are each called up. It is more 
than likely, of course, that the ship 
will not be able to speak to one of the 
stations, as the fault will probably lie 
at some point between the ship and 
the station. In case it is necessary for 
the ship to steam one way or the other 
to find the fault, as it usually is, It is 
necessary to leave one end of the cable 
behind and to secure it so that it can 
be raised again without grappling. One 
of the big seven-ton buoys shown In 
the illustration is made ready, a flag Is 
■put on it, and it is lifted overboard by 
a derrick. One end of the cable is at- 
tached to the buoy by a long mooring 
chain and rope, and is allowed to sink 
to tbe bottom, the buoy itself being 
held in place by a mushroom anchor. 
At night time the buoy carries a light. 
The ship now starts picking up the 
cable toward the fault. This is a slow 
process, requiring careful navigation, 
as the ship must be kept going slowly 
ahead at such a speed as to relieve the 
strain on the picking-up gear. The 
cable comes on board at the rate of 

one or two miles an hour and Is coiled 
by the men into one of the large round 
tanks that take the place of the hold 
in an ordinary ship. The cable is 
guided from the bow to the tank by a 
series of sheaves placed at intervals 
on the deck. While this operation Is 
going on, the electricians continue test- 
ing and the cable may have to - be cut 
several times before the actual fault Is 
on board. With, the fault found, the 
defective portion of the cable is cut 
out, and a good piece from the ship's 

tank is spliced In in its place. Then 
the cable is paid out aa the ship re- 
turns to the buoy marking the location 
of the other end. With this recovered, 
the ship has both the San Francisco 
and Honolulu ends of the cable on 
board. ( Testa are made to ascertain 
that no other faults have developed 
and that both sections are in good 
condition. A message reading' "Com- 
munication restored— now making final 
splice" is sent to both of the stations. 
Following this message two hours are 
allowed before the stations attempt to 
communicate with each other. This is 
a very busy two hours on board the 
cable ship. The ends of the cable are 
secured over the sheaves at the bow 
and are connected by a splice from '■!$ 
to 10 feet long. With the splice com- 
pleted two ropes, one at each side of 
the bow, are attached to the cable and 
it if lowered overboard and slacked 
out slowly until it reaches the Burfaco 
of the water. A block of wood Is placed 
on the deck under each of the ropes. • 
At a given signal the ropes are cut at 
the same time with axes, the ends of 
the. ropes fly overboard and the cable 
sinks to the bottom of. the ocean. As 
the. cable disappears 'from view, the 
engines are run full speed ahead and 
cable ship returns to port. 


The Iris in History. 
The iris was long centuries ago 
adopted by Louis IX the gallant 
young crusader, as the emblem of hi3 
house. It became thereby "the flow- 
er of Louis," which was corrupted 
into ''Fleur-de-lis." The iris, or blue 
flag, is really meant when one speaka 
of the lily of France. The iris is a 
plant that insures its life. In its largo 
rootstocks it lays up endowment In- 
surance in the days of plenty, so that 
when the earth is chill, cold and in- 
hospitable its savings will provide 
against need. ■ ' 


Titivating Titles. " 
King Victor Emmanuel boasts the 
most comprehensive official title ot 
any European monarch. His dfgni- 
tarles, most of which come to him 
from the old kingdom of Sardinia, in- 
clude a claim to the sovereignty of 

Sardinia, France, Spain, England, 
Italy, Jerusalem, Greece, Alexandria 
and Hamburg, in addition to suchi 
grandiloquent generalities as Ruler of 
the Midway Sea, Master of .the Deep 
and King of the Earth.— Pall Mall Ga< 
zette. ' 

Diamonds Absorb Radium Rays, 
Diataonds exposed to radium become 
highly radioactive ana remain so for 
several years, according to -a British, 


Small Animosities Forgotten When 

Enemy's ■ Stroke Made Them 

Comrades in Misfortune, 

There have lived at Hartlepool, Eng., 
side by side for many years a cranky 
old bachelor and a spinster of doubt- 
ful age. Their houses were adjoining, 
but the owners 'were not on. speaking 
terms. .The stOry'of how their quar- 
. ., ■ - « ,. 'rel' Jrose iff: safely locked wltnln' their 
;,g^afa^^r e ^V i ^ i flnlr1fa;if ( ln ; i t «v;iii » t 

their aversion to each other's sight 
and habits of life has furnished 'many 
an amusing incident to the neighbor- 
hood. Tbe attack on her cats and the 
defense of his rude^mouthed parrot had 
afforded many a scene of violent out- 
burst of loud temper and abusive lan- 
guage. Then came the early morning 
raid of the German cruisers. He was 
just out of his bath, enwrapped In a 
towel, and she bad Just disembarked 
from the deck of her four-poster when, 
crash! .a fearM (crash that ; seeraed 

■Hly •tWft.«.wif»tfcflt^^nnm : <anA .AmlA^fhA. 

~; ^i; .»- — if — "• - .. -m i-.. ' . ■ 

blinding dust and falling rubble theyi 
.were discovered each to other, only aj 
few feet separating them, prostrate! 
on their respective floors from shock^ 
but otherwise unhurt, for the partition 
wall between them had been blown] 
down. Fate had saved their lives, but 
had laid them almost in each other's! 

Uncongenial Auoclatu. 
Sociability Is all right, but never tryj 
to introduce a lobster to watermelon] 


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The ELEyg^ Tqwns 

Owned and Published by lohn T. 
Lattimore, at Goodridge, Minnesota. 

Entered uh nwriail^lawt matter Mny a* 1MB, 
at tiie l'out Ofllcp at (iobdrlilge. Minnesota, 
"under tlie Act of Congretm, Mnrcti 3rd 1879. 

The Eleven Town* Is punlltriied every Thnn.. at 
fiondrlilpT, Pennington Cotnitr. MlnneHota. 
Subscription lint**: Sl.OOperYenr SOcentBtor 
?> montliF;35centsfor Bmontlis, 

Advprtlcinc Itntea: 'Dicplny, Id luntu Iier Inch 
kIiihIi' column meiirtiire. WUerenlningejiareniado 
freijil'-ntly extra i:liiira»> lor tilt, work. Local 
notices. ('jlnl* or Ttialikn. and llfwolntlonii f.cent* 
jicr line each' liiHertlon. :»o eliilFfce leiw than 25 

Market Reports. 

Gaadrld£e, Mlun, 

. . Correctr-ti fi'er.v Tliiir^dn.v. 

Wheat, No, 1 Northern 




Rye . <_ 



. -31 

A Poor Argument 

Editor Hunt of the Sunbeam, seemB 
t) think that because he has become 
wealthy by farming that all the rest of 
the Red Lake river settlers should also 
be well fixed but that is not the ease, 

To be sure they have the most valuable 
farms jn the cqunty, providing they are 
furnished drainage, but the most of 
them are heavily incumbered and as 
they have incurred a bonded indebted, 
pess of nearly $500,000 for ditches, it is 
out .of the question to expect them to 
goto the expense of dredging the river. 
It is possible to build a bridge across 
the river at High Landing by public 
subscription as that would be of practi. 
cal benefit to the whole of Eastern 
Pennington County, and we suggest 
the building of a timber bridge, without 
considering the question of navigation, 
leaving a 24-foot span in the center, 
wjiicji if the river was at any time 
made navigable, could be removed, and 
some kind of boat be used in its place 
and removed at pleasure. 

John Hoyum on Friday last bought 
out Nick Kessler's soft drink business 
oh Urdahl 'Avenue. We understand 
that Mr, Hoyum will handle ice.cream 
and oonfeotionery also, and will move 
his family to this place in the near 

Wood Wanted 

Jelle Npwi* 

Mr. and Meg. B> Morran and family 
palled on L. L. Q'Dell's Sunday. •• 

Mr. and Mfg. W. G. Cunningham 
made a trip to Thorhult Sunday. 

Mrs. Ivar Anderson called on Mrs, 
H. Rasmussen last Sunday, 

Mr. O'Dell and Mr. Korean made a 
trip to Thorhult Sunday. 

Robert Johnnassohn returned home 
after spending the past month's work- 
ing in the vicinity of Goodridge. 

Hiss Hannah Jelle called on T. I!. 
Dalen's Sunday afternoon. 

"\V. G. Cunningham made a business 
trip to Goodridge Saturday. 

Mrs. L. L. O'Dell called at Ben 
McCormfck's home last Wednesday. - 

Ole Johnson and Oscaf Johnson made 
a trip to Goodridge Saturday. 

Mr. Morran has. begn busy Improving 
his house and building a fcitchen these 

T. B. Dalen called on Alfred Xelson 
of Eanlee Saturday, 

^T" r^ 

at Thief River Falls last week. I time was had and the guests left many 

Thief River IP"" 3 ' WfP" ™ tokeM P*'" m ? m - 

Sealed bids will be received up to 

noon of September 4th. for the delivery 

of good sound 'dry body poplar wood cut 

into stove length for the eight months 

term beginning September 7th., 1915. 


Clerk District No. 50. 

(35-3C) Erie, Minn. 

Bank and Store Fixtures * 
arid Church Furniture, Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for sliow cases or fixtures of 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take Into consideration 
not only the prices quoted you, but ta,ke into consideration the 
freight rates on show cases, which is one and one-half first 
class. In view of this fact, wc^feel confident that it will be 
to your interest to buy in this maret, as our prices are 
always as low as the lowest, the quality of goods considered. 

This! River Falls Rfifg/% 

Thief River Pells, Minnesota 











Your strength comes from the food you eat. 
Mueli of your strength comes from the MEAT you 
eat. And from this-you you can readily see how 
necessary it is that^you cat G30D meat—even the 
BEST of meat/ 

The/meat we sell is the best obtainable, and 
is a prime builder of strength. 


Goodridge Meat Market 

R. R, Johnson, Prop. 




Grygla News 


Ray Paskewitz left Thursday for the 
North Dakota harvest fields 

Gedon Qlson autoed down to Good- 
ridge Tuesday. 

Miss Geneva Huseth spent Sunday 
with Miss Hulda Boman. 

Tho Stork called at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Hans Thorson Tuesday the 4th 
and left a baby boy. 

Born Sunday the 8th. to Mr. and Mrs. 
Holden Berg a baby girl. 

Oscar Riser, Gust Boman and son 
Anton were Grygla callers Saturday. 

Mrs. Margret Williams and Mrs. T. 
K. Johnson spent a pleasant afternoon 
with the Boman Family Sunday. 

Reldine tjlness and sister Emma and 
Mrs Fred Rasmussen were delight- 
fully entertained Sunday at the G. G. 
Stenmon home. \ 

Mrs. Margct Williams and Annie, 
John and Ole were' ' among those who 
went bjiiesberrying Monday. 

Hans Huseth and. L. • W. Peterson 
made g ca,l| at Qrygja Tuesday. 

Mjs.5 Qftpa Be^ersQ]) and Miss Geneva 
Huseth, went qut for a stroll' Tuesday 
picking raspberries. 

The Farmers Club, of Carmel, held 
their meeting in the Carmel Hall last 
Sunday, quite a number of people at-, 
tended., A d a n c & was given in the 
evening, need.legs to say, we all had it 
good tithe. ( 

A baby gjr) arrived at the hbme of 
Mr. -and Mrs. Andrew Bergquist; Aug. 
13th. Mother and child are dbing 
nicely, Andrew the big "Swede" is all 
smiles now. 

John Williams and mother; 
Grygla visitors Friday. 

Gonil Hougan was 
Falls visitor last week. 

Hazel Wilson, of gt Hiliare, was 
caller at Henry am} Albert Halvorson 
last Saturday evening. 

(Too late for last week) 

Several of the Brunkeberg people 
attended the fair at Thief River Falls 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Annie Haugen, who has been visiting 
Grand Forks, returned home this 
week. ■ 

. A baby boy was born to Mr. anaMra. 
Andrew Anensen the 6th. 

Hannah and Theg. Halverson vjsjted 
at Andrew Anensen's Sunday. 

Alfred Atecksor,, Tillie and pie 
Thompson were S t unday visitors at Ole 

BevVBjorenson has purchased a new 
Ford caa. 

Eddie Halverson and Albert Dyrdahl 
will return from T(]ief River Falls with 
their ihreshing rig $his week. 

A birthday party was held at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Reme last Satur- 
day evening in honor of Christine 
Kluseth, it being her seventeenth birth- 
day anniversary. A 'very enjoyable 


Rev. Bjjjrepon made a trip to Mavie 
Monday, ' 

Henry. Halverjon yjsited at Stenef 
Johnson one day last week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Halverson and 
family visited ?t A. Halverson's 

■"» , ' . . ,..»■¥.'— . 

Horses Nets ajid L^P Robs 

Just received a Full Line of Horse Nets and Lap 
Dusters. If you need anything in my line. Call and see 
H) nig when in totfn. 

iff Harness ancj Shoe Repairing a Specialty. 

* " 



SEVER ANDERSON, Parness Maker 



Wagon Works - Sleigh Works 

Horse shoeing a specialty 
Call on us when in town. 

Sand Bros. 

Qqodridge, Minn. 

Citizens of Goodridge 
Surrounding: Country 



Stop! Listen! 

Are you going to buy a NEW SUIT? 
If so, let us show you our line before 
buying elsewhere. 

We carry a complete line of Mens' 
and Boys' ready-made clothing. 

Also The Famous 

Gordon hat and Foot Schulze shoes for 
Men, Women and Children 

Always a Fresh Line of Groceries and the Celebrated Gold 




General Black§mitl\ing 

We also handle a full line of up-tojojate 

Farm Implements 


M.Olson & Son 


The justly famous brand of 
MASCOT FLOUR can now be 
obtained at the Goodridge 
•Mercantile Company's Depart- 
ment store in' any quantity 

It is sold absolutely on its 
merits, Has been manufact- 
ured and sold in this territory 
for over Twenty Years. Whole 
families have been raised on 
this flour exclusively. 


Mayf ield News 

(Top late for last week) 
Miss Qlga Reieragaard left for Aneta, 

North Dakota Wednesday for a vieit 

with her slater. 
Mies Gpnhjld IjSPKie, Messrs. Roy 

Reiersgaard Pod T, O. Langie were 

down gt Thief River Falls last week. 

Mr, and Mrs. gd. Reiersgaard have 
nioved. to the S. T. Myhim farm for a 
short stay, 

Messes Lena and Sohhie Langie were 
pleasant callers at Hoy Reiefsgaard's 

Carl Magnel was a pleasant caller at 
Ole Reiersgaard's Sunday. 

TNels Askeland and Cha's Jensen took 
in the sights; it dklee Friday, 

Gilbert Reiersgaard had the misfor- 
tune of h^vjhg a runaway Friday even- 

Amount] Moy made a flying trip to 
Plummer Saturday. 

Gunder Asbjoruson and his two sons 
went to Grand Forks for a short visit 
with friends and relatives. 

A big crowd took in the dance at 
Andrew Myrum's place and every body 
reported a good time. 

Red Lake Falls 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson^ Agent. 

Hanson S Barzen 

Milling Company 

Some SEED CRAIIj For gale at 
Reasonable Pripeg 

Highest Market Price Paid for prains and Seed 
We have Wheat, Rye, Graharn, and Wheat and Rye 
Flours for sale; also Breakfast foods, Corn meal, 
Cracked Corn, Shorts; Bran, Middlings and Ground 
Oats and Barley fpr sale at Market prices: 

"VIVO" the House-wive's Favorite Flour 
Wfiere-.ever It Has Been Used 

H. A, Halvorson, Manager 

Goodridge, • - • Minnesota 


♦ Tvedt & Pfichard Lumber Company 

Brunkeberg NeWfe 

Rev. Bjorns'oh will hold services in 
the Brunkeburg church in the afternoon 
Sunday Aug. 22thi' 

The Young Peoples Society at Albert 
Halvorson was posponed until Sunday 
August 29th. 

Mr. Snd Mrs. darl Olson and Alice 
Thorson, were Sunday visitors at Ole 
Nelson. . 

lir. and. Mrs. G. C. Gulrud and 
daughter Greta, spent Sunday afteri 
noon with fir. and Mrs. H. Halvorson 

Annie Hougan, who has been visiting 
at Grand Forks, returned home last 

Tillie atld Ole Thompson ' spent Sun- 
day at Ole Geving's. 

Alfred Alickson, Albert Halvorson 
and Ole Thompson attended the citcus 


Harvesting And Haying 


We have the Deering New Ideal Mowers, Hay- 
Rakes and Binders. Do your work with the "New 
Ideal" it stands for service and quality. 

Get yoiir repairs early and save time and 
worry. A large supply of machine repairs and 
binder twine on hand. 

Tvedt & Sons, Managers 

Goodridge, ; - Minnesota 

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Local fjewg 

Everybody siqokes ttje American Stjr 
fhat Rood 8c cigar, 

Ole Finsand, of Esplee. was in Good;' 
fidee; Tuesday. 

Roseur ijoran, of Esplee, is bqildipg 
a.A addition to his residence. 

^ new stock of stationery just receiv- 
ed at the Eleven Towns office. 

Joe Stangl of Erie.- was a business 
caller at Goodridge last Thursday, 

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Odegaard of Erie, 
were trading in qur village Tuesday. 

You can get a genjlemnns JWora 
^prlngiint at the aqpgrldge Mer- 
cantile Co. 

"Bread and Butter Farm Lands" 
pircuiars for sale at this office, 5Q cents 
per 100. 

We have in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down manure spreaders. 
When-infcowri look them over. GpOD- 
piDGij Mercantile Company. 

fatrohize our advertisers. They 
will treat you right 

' Farm for rent. Inquire gt g, N. 
depot, Thief River Falls, Miim. 



Miss Bessie Lattimore is \i 
River Falls on business, fpr the 

Miss Ruth Arnestad and Michael 
Bang of Ada, were guests at the Tvedt 
home over Sunday. 

Olav Ganslaa, of Star, hqs, gone to 
Klotan, North Dakota to work thru 
the harvest and threshing season, 

CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief Riveri 
Falls, for prize list^ 

Heriry Hanson, of Esplee, was in 
Goodridge Tuesday after furniture for 
his fine jiew residence .he has just com- 
pleted on his farm near' Esplee. . 

Herman Kieson of Esplee, transacted 
business in Goodridge Friday. Herman 
purchased a new Emerson gang plow 
and expects to turn the dirt in a hurry 
this fall. 



I When In Thief River 

Buy Your Jewelry At 

Neset Jewelry Store 

Always a Full Stock on Hand 
First Class Watch Repairing 

Satisfaction Guaranteed 

Oluf Neset 


$ Thief River Ealls, 

The doljar with the American Eagle 
c-hita face how rales the finances of 
•the worJdi f 

H, A. Halverson and H. Chriatiansott 
expect to move Into their hew resi 
idepces the latter part of this week. 

Carl Josephson, who has been work* 
jng for M,0. Seavey for some time, left 
for the Dakota harvest fields Tuesday, 

John A. Anderson, A. J. Anderson 
and Bernt Tannem, of Esplee, ipade a 
trip to Thief River Falls "on business 
Tuesday returning Wednesday. 

The MisBps Hilda and Clara Chriat- 
iansbn returned last Saturday from a 
two weeks visit with friends and re« 
latives at Erskine and Crookston. 

J. P. Jenson, A. C. Tvedt and ye 
editor autoed down to High Landing 
yesterday to see what could be done to 
give better ferry ^service across the 
Red Lake river 

Little Florence Halvorson, aged 6 
years, was taken seriously ill last week. 
Dr. Gambell was called and pronounced 
it Appendicitis and an operation neces- 
sary. She will probably be taken to 
the hospital soon. 

E. M. Sathre of the Sathre Abstract 
Company of Bemidji, made this office a 
pleasant eall on Thursday of last week 
while on his way to Grygla on business. 
Mr. Sathre seemed very much surprised 
to find a town the size of Goodridge in 
this part of the state which he had 
supposed was nearly all wild land. 

Church Services 

Rev. BjornBon will conduct services 
in the Goodridge Hall on Sunday, 
August 22nd. at 11 o'clock a. m. 

Pasture For Rent 

Fenced and good water, 51.00 per 
,heatf for the season. Inquire of P. P. 
Korstad, East of .High Landing. (29t) 


! Important! STOP! Read! 

| . . We have a very comn'ete line of lumber- and Building jj 

K Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard. We can H 

offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which * 

cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following we list a few of » 

these bargains. 9 

Special 6 inch No. 4 Flooring and Drop Siding 8 
$20.00 per thousand, fl 

Special 6 inch No. 3 Flooring and Drop Siding § 
$24,00 per thousand. x 

No,' 2 Dimension $22.00 per thousand 5 



These prices are far below regular prices and now is the jj 
time to buy, as we may not be able to offer these a little latter - 

Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on good 

4. 6 and 8 foot lumber. 


Bids Wanted 

Sealed bids will be receiyed at my 
office up to noon of Tuesday, August 
24th. , 1915 for carrying pupils attending 
school in District No. 8 to and from the 
school building in the village of Good- 
ridge during the school year of 1915-16. 
The right is reserved to reject any or 
all bids. By order of the Board of 
(35-lw) NICK BUNDHUND, Clerk. 

■'-*'■' Fargiiip «r Tr»d* •'■ ' 

IjJjBFe twbhote|s(Joingj_Bodii|uii. 
ess in thriving towns in'N.P* for sale 
or- will trade for JJorthern Minnesota 
land. Qne is furnished throughout and 
hag a small incumbrance while the other 
is clear of all incumbrance. . Jf you, are 
interested, call on or write. 

John T. Lattimore, Agent. 
Utf Goodridge, Minn. 

Bu|l Tmctpr For Sale ' 

Brand new and has never been used. 
My reason for selling is because I am 
going .to leave. R, A. Wallin, Esplee, 
Minn. % mile south of ditch no. 12, on 
tqwn line between Lee and Harare. 

; ' .Land For Sale 

I have a few Quarter sections ot 'Wild 
land and several improved farms for' 

gale at reasonable 

T. Lattimore. 
Goodridge or Erie 

1 have secured the agency for several 
more 160 and. 320 acre tracts of land in 
this vicinity and can fit you out in 

alnost anything; la the way.of wild 
land or unproved farms *t very reason- 
able nricea! J(qhn T. -Lattwobe. 


•If you have any wool for sale^ t win 

pay JS cento perpound. Notify Cha's. 

Rterman, Goodridge, Mjnn. Ttes good 

tjlf further notice. 

Are You Going To Proye Up 

If so call' at this office and have 
your, application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 

Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 100 acres partly im- 
prove^. A bargain at $35.00 per acre. 
Reasonable payment down. Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particu- 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore, 
Goodridge, Minn, 

Goodridge Barber 

Cha's Stephenson, Prop. 

Miller Bldg. 

Goodridge, Minn, 


T?hjs ig tfl give notice that I will not 
be responsible . for any debts already 
contracted or that may hereafter be 
contacted by Billing T. Gronvold as he 
is nof; now in my employ, 

Goofirifige, Mjnn., August 16th., 1915. 


Millinery Opening 

I will open my millinery store in 
Goodridge on September 15th. , and will 
have > full line of the latest and best 
fall styles, which I will sell at reason- 
able prices. . Your patronage is respect- 
fully solicited. 

Will also do cjry cleaning and pressing. 

(35.37) MRS. CLARA GULRUD. . 

, GUN FOR SALE:-A new IMarlin 12 
guage repeating shot gun forsale cheap. 
John T. Lattimore 

* A look at our stock will convince you of these facts, * 

8 a 

J Winton - Nichols Lumber Co. | 


2 Goodridge, Mavle, Thief River Palls, and Fosston, MinneBota a 
footwiejocwiOMBOoooiWiooooos KXiouaooooocomotS 


Blacksmith & 
Wood Worker 

Goodridge, Minnesota 

P. C. Halverson 




Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices, 

Call and see him when in 


"When In Goodridge I 

Go To A First Class Hotel §' 

Board By Day Or Week jj] 

Good Accommodations. Jj; 

Charges Reasonable jj] 

Goodridge Hotel 

u L. J. FOSS, Proprietor n! 



If you are lqqkifjg for 
good City Lots. J have 
them at very low prices. 

Carl Lindstrom 

Attorney at Law 

Notary Public 

John T* Lattimore 

;... Justice of the Peace 

Real Estate Boflght and Sold on Commission. 
All kinds of conveyances and contracts drawn 
and properly acknowledged. ' Collections 
given prompt and careful attention. 


Goodridge. Minnesota 

Take Notice 


| Cash Capital $10,000 Surplus $3,000 

Have You a 



' ' 


Bank Account? 

If you do not keep your money in our Bank, 
some day ydll'll envy the man who saved a part 
of his earning. The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step toward acquiring a habit 
- of thrift which leads to sucess. Money in our bank 
is safer than anywhere else. A checking account 
is the siitlplest and most convenient method of pay- 
ing bills. 

Headquarters for PafttH Loans 

• Seperator for Sale . 

One Avery Seperator complete. Used 
only, one month. ' Housed and well 
taken caro of and is good as new. Size 
32-64: Will sell cheap for cash or 
bankable paper. My reason for selling 
is my saw mill and store require all my 
attention. John Mostrom, 

(34-86) Neptune, Minn, 


We want 4 heavy oxen, must be 
young and well broke. Call or write, 

Ackerblade & Solbak 
(34-35) • Hag, Minnesota 

For Sale:— Camera 4x5, complete 
with plate holders, carrying case and tri 
pod. '-Nearly new, will sell for $10. In- 
quire at Eleven Towns office. 

For Sale 

One Jersey cow 3ff years' old. J 
H. A. Halvorson 

After June 1st. I will grind feed 
only ; on SATURDAY of 
eacn .week. If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 





Cream Parlor 




. past of (Joodridge Hotel 




Complete line of 










Fresh Fruit, 


Soft Drinks 

Every Thing Ne* 

And UpToDate. and Candies 





Also Manager And Owner of Goodridge Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 

Goodridge. - Minnesota. 






Haying and Harvesting j 


Horses For Sale Cheap 

Good team of work horsey \ 
.. - • ft R.. Leslin, \ 
(31tf)" 4 miles east of Totgerson 

D Qoodridge State Bank! 


A. H. Faseii President. 

J. P. Jenson, Cashier. 

& - ^^a^M^aaC^^^-; 

Automobile For Sale 

Model 10 Bulck 4 passenger Automo- 
bile in good condition. ' A snap if taken 
at once. Write or see S. CriRlSTOFFER- 
SON»> Erie, Minn., Residence N. E.^(, 
Section 25, Star township. (31-34pd) 

. How's this? 

We offer One Hundred Dollars Re- 
Ward for any case of Catarrh that can- 
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. 

F. J. CHKSKY * CO., Toledo, O. 

We, the iindeialffned, huve known F. J: Cheney 
for thelawtl&.Yearfl, ami believe blm perfectly 
honomble in nil boaluewt triinnaetlons mid Hiiuh- 
dally able to curry out any dbllgntloim made by 
hi* Ann. % 

Toledo, O. 

Hall'H Catarrh Cure In taken Internally, acttug 
directly upon the blood and inucojan surfacen o! 
tbe Kjatem. Teatlmonlplii -Kent free. Price 75 
centii per buttle. Sold by all ProgRliita. / 

Take llull's Family pllUi for conuHpatioh. 

z Why not come in now and see our line of 

* John Deere and MeCofrriitk Mowera, Hay Rakes 
arid Binders. Do it now, and ridt wait untill you 
nfeed it arid then take the first that is offered you, 




Why not find out in advahce what kind of | 

machines will give yoU the best service. We handle | 

the John Deere and McCormick machiriery arid do j 

kitmiilly believe that there are tto other kind ott the * 
market that will give as good service. 

| Ooodridge Mercantile Co. 


■'^■"■'ri '^li^rTiiiiiritl mi 







News Events 
of the World 

European War News 

,' An official communication issued at 
Berlin says: "Monday enemy aero- 
planes attacked Zwetbruecken and 
Sankt Ingbert, which are outside the 
military district. From fifteen to 
twenty bombs were dropped on Zwei- 
bruecken. At Sankt Ingbert eight 
persons were killed and two wounded." 

* * * 

Italy's relations with Turkeyi have 
reached a crisis and it is announced 
at Athens that all Italian consuls in 
the Ottoman empire are preparing to 
leave. . . 

* * • 
An attack by German' Zeppelins 

which flew over the English coaBt-at 
night was announced by the official 
press bureau at London. One of the 
airships was destroyed. Nine women, 
four children and one man were killed. 
» * * 

An announcement by the British ad- 
miralty at London states that the 
British torpedo-boat destroyer Lynx 
was sunk by a mine In the North sea. 
Four officers and 22 men were saved. 

* * * 

The British auxiliary cruiser India 
of 7,900 tons has been torpedoed off 
the northwestern coast of Norway, 
says a report from Berlin. Eighty of 
the crew were saved. A submarine 
of the entente allies was sunk near 
Bulair by a Turkish aeroplane which 
threw bombs upon the craft. All the 
crew were lost. 

* * * 

Troops of the entente allies in the 
Itardanelles have made" a gain of 200. 
yards on a front of 300 yards east of 
the Krithia road on the Gallipoli pen- 
insula, it was officially announced .at 

.ondon. The Turkish losses have been 


Two trainmen were killed when. the 
Pennsylvania railroad's fast passenger 
train running from St. Louis to New 
York went into an open switch and 
was wrecked near IndianapoIiB. 

• ■*•..'. 

Seven thousand persons, who wit- 
nessed the dedication of the new one- 
mile saucer speedway at Des Moines, 
la., and the 300-mile auto derby, saw, 
Joe Cooper plunge over the saucer. 
Cooper died of his injuries. His mech- 
anician was. injured. Ralph Mulford 
won. Time, 3:28:62. De Palma sec- 
ond and D'Donnell third. 

Warden E. M. Allen .of the peniten- 
tiary at Joliet, 111., resigned his posi- 
tion. The warden sent a telegram to 
Governor Dunne giving up bis place 
following the receipt of a letter from 
the governor in which he was in- 
formed that the Illinois law requires 
him to live inside the prison. 

• • * 

Nine negroes were hanged, seven 
legally and two lynched, while a tenth 
was being chased - in - the southern 
states. Alabama led the list with 
four legal hangings. 


A mammoth parade and mass meet- 
ing were features of the opening at 
St. Paul, Minn., of the sixteenth an- 
nual convention of the Federation of 
German-American Societies. 



The Russian fortified city of Lomza, 
"which had been holding up the Ger- 
man Vdvance across the Narew river, 
was occupied by the German troops. 
Pour oK the forts were taken by. storm, 
says anXofficial dispatch from Berlin. 

\ * * * 

By capturing several hundred 

camels, carrying supplies to the Turks 
along the eastern Euphrates, Russian 
Caucasus troops forced the enemy to 
withdraw for \a distance of several 
miles. An official statement from 
Petrograd said Vhat, after the camel 
convoy had been . taken, Cossacks 
charged and sabered many of the 
Turks, taking 308 prisoners. 

....... \. 

Teutonic claims that the Italians 
had lost 200,000 ' men in the war 
against Austria are denounced as a 
"ridiculous canard" in\ an official 
statement issued by the war ministry 
at Rome. \ 

. . . \ 

Ivangorod, the strong Polish for- 
tress on the Vistula southeast \>f War- 
saw, has fallen. Austro-German\troops 
entered the city on Thursday, it. was 
officially announced at Berlin. 


After a week's search, Sheriu 
George Bass and Humane OfllceA 
George Manuel drove into Sparta, 
Wis., with Sparta's mysterious nude 
wood nymph wrapped in a horse blan- 
ket. The identity of the girl is a 
mystery and she refuses to talk. 

Six persons were named in three 
' true bills voted by the state grand 
jury in the investigation of the East- 
land disaster at Chicago. One is a 
Joint instrument against four officials 
of the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship 
company, owners of the vessel, and 
two officers of the ship are named 

The jury in the Chicago "police 
graft case" found William Egan and 
Walter O'Brien, former detectives, 
guilty of accepting bribes from clair- 
voyants—and fixed the penalty at 
from one to five years. 
» * * 

Bernard Montvid, convicted of the 
murder of Father Joseph Zebris, pas- 
f>r of St Andrew's Lithuanian Cath- 
olic church In New Britain, and Eva 
Gllwanaitle, was hanged in the state 
priBon at Wethersfleld, Conn. 

Farms on the lowlands of the river 

near Dubuque, la., are flooded, the 

Mississippi stage of 16.4 feet being 

the highest ever recorded . in the 

. month of August 


More than a thousand business men 
arrived at the U. S. army's training 
camp at Pittsburgh, N. Y. General 
Wood and other regular army officers 
are in charge of the camp. The re- 
cruits are given the same training 
that a regnlar private receives. 
• • • • 

The- bureau of combustibles an- 
nounced at New York that while the 
White Star liner Arabic was tied up 
to the pier the day before she Bailed 
with 188 passengers and war ammuni- 
tion, tow sticks of dynamite were 
discovered. . - ". 



The American reply to the last Ger- 
man note regarding the sinking of the 
American ship William P. Frye was 
cabled from Washington to Berlin and 
probably will be given out for pub- 
lication Saturday. 

* a * 

The department of justice has ap- 
proved the suggestion of District At- 
torney Charles A. Karch of the east- 
ern district of Illinois that further pro- 
ceedings on the alleged election 
frauds in the Danville congressional 
district be dropped. 

* . * * 

Three billion bushels of corn, 1,500,- 
000,000 bushels of oats and 1,000,000.- 
000 bushels of wheat are in prospect 
for this year's United States harvest. 
Record crops of rye, white and sweet 
potatoes, tobacco, rice and hay also 
are predicted, as shown by the depart- 
ment of agriculture's August report, 
issued at Washington. The wheat 
crop, the greatest ever grown in any 
country, will' be worth more than 
$1,000,000,000, while the corn crop may 
reach $2,500,000,000. 

* • • 

Official dispatches to Washington 
said General Bobo, the revolutionist 
leader, bad formally resigned as chief 
executive and ordered all his gener- 
als to deposit their arms with the 
American authorities in Cape Haitien 
. * * • " i - 

A policy for the restoration of order 
in Mexico has been decided on by Sec- 
retary of State Lansing, approved by 
President Wilson, and assented to by 
the diplomatic representatives of Ar- 
gentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia. Uruguay 
and Guatemala. The details of the 
new Mexican policy will be made pub- 
lic at Washington following the ad- 
journment of the Mexican conference. 

Maj. Gen. George Goethals, govern- 
or of the Canal Zone, arrived at New 
York, en route to Washington, where 
he has been summoned for a confer-' 
ence on a plan for the reorganization 
of the United States army. His resig- 
nation as governor of the Canal Zone 
will take effect on November 1, be 

Pincushions With Natural -Flowers, ii 
Pleasing Ornament to Pressing 
Table — Charming Table Cen- 
ter for Home Working. 

A few flowers alwayjs make a very 
pleasant addition to the dressing table, 
and in this' sketch we -show a novel 
and useful article for holding them. 
It consists of an oblong cushion in the 
center of which is fitted a little glass 
dish. Any small glass dish will serve 
for this purpose, and the space in the 
center of the cushion njust, of course, 
be made to correspond in size. 

The pincushion from which our 
sketch was drawn was of the shape 
shown In diagram A, on the right of 
the illustration, and- it was covered 
with cream satin, edged with a fine 
Bilk cord and trimmed with lace. In 
each corner, there was a little bunch 
of very narrow ribbon matching ex- 
actly the color of the cord. The left 
hand sketch clearly shows the way In 
which the cushion should he made, and 


Novelty for the Dressing Table. 

sketch B shows it complete, with the 
dish fitted in the center and filled with 

When not being used for flowers, 
the glass dish makeo an excellent re- 
ceptacle for hairpins and little odds 
and ends such as buttons, studs, etc. 

The same idea could be easily car- 
ried out in other shapes, and a circular 
cushion with a little howl fitted into 
the. center would look very pretty and 
bo equally useful. 

A most uncommon and charming 
center is easily made at home like the 
one here sketched. A piece of silk, 
satin or fine muslin will be needed. 

Solon Menos, the Haitian minister, 
called at the state department at 
Washington and urged the necessity 
of giving some definite assurance to 
the Haitian people that their sov- 
ereignty would not be impaired per- 
manently by the American occupation. 

\ * * * 

The. Pan-American diplomatic con- 
ference held at' Washington tolth Sec- 
retary of State Lansing, on the Mexi- 
can situation halted mysteriously un- 
der an agreement whereby it will be 
resumed In New York. Soon after the 
adjournment; Maj. Gen. Hugh L. Scott 
left Washington for El Paso, Tex., 
tb confer with Gen. Francisco Villa 
and other revolutionary leaders on the 
Mexican situation. 

Foreign ■ \ • ~ ' 

Evacuation of Port Liberte by the 
Haitjfan government^ troops and the 
departure of the gunboat Castine for 
St. Marc, where an uprising was re- 
cently reported, were Announced by 
Admiral Caperton in a r.eport to the 
navy department at Washington 
f ' * \ 

United States naval forces under 
Admiral Caperton took possession of 
the national palace and the dffice of, 
the port and seized the Haltiafi sun- 
boat Paciflcue at Port au Prince\ The 
American troops were forced toXffre 
and one Haitian was killed.. 

• . -• 


Riehard Marsh, the noted English 
novelist, died at his home in London. 

• * * "• \. 

Ht Rev. Edward Kozlowskl. auxil- 
iary bishop of the Milwaukee arch- 
diocese, died in St Joseph's hospital; 

Dainty Table Center. 

also some sprays of prepared maid- 
en-hair fern, such as can be bought at 
any fancy shop, some white or cream 
net and a little iace edging. 

Lay the satin or muslin down and 
arrange on it in the four corners, 
sprays of fern; arrange until quite sat- 
isfied that the effect fs dainty and ar- 
tistic, then lightly stitch the fern here 


Strenuous efforts to check a fresh 
outbreak of the foot-and-mouth dis- 
ease were made by government offi- 
cials following the discovery of the 
disease among cattle on the farm of 
jHanry Pearson, near Wheeling, III 

Charles Heber Clark, who. wrote *uri- 
der the name of Max Adeler, .died .at 
Eaglemore, "Pa. He was seventy-live 
years Old. He was widely known as a 
writer of humorous books and short 
stories. '-.'"'.-. 

Gen. Benjamin F. Tracy, who .-was 
president Harrison's secretary" of 
the navy, died 'of paralysis at New 
*ork. In. his. eighty-fifth . year-after • a 
period of unconsciousness lasting nine- 
4ays. . *,..•*.'.; " 

Model Shows Simple but Not Severe 
- Effect, and <- Expresses Decided 
Youthfulness and Grace.- r 

The summer's styles are specially 
suited to developments in white 
serge, and Bince 
a white suit is~al- 

most a . necessity 
for many , occa- 
sions, the. diffi- 
culty of .finding' 
an appropriate 
model is "greatly 
simplified with 
such a variety of 
designs to choose 

Box jackets 
with plaited or 
circular skirts 
are very smart 
just now when 
kept quite plain 
and tailored. A 
splendid example 
of this style is 
depicted in the sketch, and carried out 
In white serge or gabardine. 

The box jacket model, which has a 
great deal of Btyle as well as Indi- 
viduality, while affecting the simplest 
lines, and certain military embellish- 
ments, 1b not, as might be supposed, 
in any way severe, but expresses rath- 
er decided youthfulness and grace. 

The top is made so that it may be 
fastened closely abfcut the base of 
the neck or turned back from the 
throat by leaving a few buttons un- 
done. The buttons are run from the 
top to the bust line, and fasten 
through a set-on strap rounded at its 
end. The upstanding collar is slight- 
ly gathered into the neck, and iB cut 
very high across the back and sides 
with a point under each ear. 

The edge of the jacket runs a trifle 
longer in back than in front, and 
shows a straight band-facing some 
eight inches deep, encircling iw 
width. Button-trimmed straps are 
set on at either side of the front 
and the back, with their ends looked 
under the lower edge, forming a most 
attractive trimming. Long sleeves 
show a deep facing. 

and there to the satin. Now take the 
net, which is light and open, and cov- 
er over the satin; sew this round the 
edges to the satin underneath. The 
net keeps the fern in position and pro- 
tects the tiny leaves. 

Round the edges of the center sew 
a pretty little lace or, if liked, a ruche 
of ribbon can he used, or a binding 
might be made of cream braid. The 
binding or lace will hide the joining 
of the satin and net, and give a little 
finish. These centers look sweet on 
th.tea table and, of course, any kind 
of flowers harmonize beautifully with 

Great care must be taken when put- 
ting the centers away; they must not 
be folded or rolled, or the fern would 
break; keep the centers always flat 
and they will keep beautifully. 


IMl) Handle All the Hay Six Wag- 
ons Can Bring In. 


New Specialty Devised for Increased 

Demand In Trimming Wash Dresses, 

Blouses and Waists. 

To comply'with the increasing craze 
for buttons a welcome new specialty 
has been devised for the trimming of 
washing dresses, blouses, etc. For the 
present these . new buttons are only 
made in white of a gimp texture re-' 
calling crochet work, which they su- 
persede by the' mere fact of having a 
mold round or oval, made of a cun- 
ning composition warranted to be rain 
and damp proof. The tiny ball shape 
appears to be the favorite. It is lit- 
erally lavished on every accessory of 
dress, whether placed in separate sets 
or vertical rows, .in ' circles or In 
clumps. As an example, a daisy fringe 
of these wee berries tremble along the 
edge of the. wide hfim of a child's 

^shady hat, while a boss of them fills 
the hearts of a tew: blossoms softly 
nestled amid tulle draperies round the 
low crown.- No great effort of tmagl- 

' nation is needed to employ these new 
buttons effectively. : and no specially 
deft ''fingers are required to arrange 
them 'in pretty ways. The makers of 
these ' white washable, buttons will at 
least have no ■ cause of complaining 
of the success of their invention. Col. 
ored buttons are now clamored for. 

Suffrage Veils. 
The very newest in suffrage regalia 
lfl the suffrage veil, which at a little 
distance looks like any other modish 
veil pi floating, filmy character with 
a border along the lgwer.edge. Look 
closely at this'" border, however, and 
. you. will- 'discern that .the . pattern 

Full Skirt Find's Its Chance Here and 

Ripples Out Into Double or 

Triple Bouffancy. 

At smart weddings the number of 
taffeta dresses worn is noticeable. 
Here the full skirt finds its chance, 
and ripples out sometimes in a single 
skirt, sometimes in a double or even 
a triple skirt. One very smart model 
of crisp black taffeta has a double 
skirt, with the edges trimmed with 
deep bands of fine tucks. This tuckert 
band holds the double skirt out in a 
most bouffant manner, and may or 
may not be edged with a tiiy knife 
plaiting of taffeta. This sifirt has been 
worn most attractively with a bodice, 
which, though more fitted than thoso 
of other seasons, follows the natural 
line of the figure rather than the 
pinched-in waist. It drops a bit be- 
low the waist In front. 

traces' very distinctly* the slogan, 
"totes for women," in black letters 
on a white mesh. Loyal suffragists 
will perhaps have courage to adopt 
this emblematic veil with their sum. 
mer costumes, but the average wom- 
an will be content with an ordinary 
smart veil of the new filadora or trel- 
lis mesh with a border in conventional 
pattern. . While *eils are promised 
great popularity this summer and the 
sampan is a favorite because of Its 
easy adjustment over a Panama or 
Eailor hat. The big, square or round 
veil has an opening at the center, 
edged with an elastic under a narrow 
casing, and the veil may he slipped 
over the hat crown without aid of mir 
ror or pins. ' . 

Device Shown in Illustration - Hq 
Proved Quite Satisfactory to 
Farmer Who Designed It- 
Keep the Mow Ventilated. 

A home-made loader can be easily 
rigged up. An Illinois farmer has made 
one which he thinks a great help. He 
says this stacker when equipped with 
& fork and an active horse, ■ will 
handle all % the hay six - wagons can 
bring in. The rope ia fastened at the 
top and bottom of a strong, slanted 
pole, and the fork hangs over the 
center of the stack. The wagon is 
placed alongside the hoard sideways 
and the fork used the same as in the 

: If the hay is to be stored in the 
bairn, you will need a steady team on 
the wagon. The hayrack ought to be 
about sixteen feet long and ten feel 
wide. If you are a good loader, boards 
at the ends and sides will not be nec- 

When you arrive at the barn with 
a load, hitch a steady horse on the 
end of the rope attached to the hay 
fork, set the harpoon as deeply as 
possible,, and the horse will draw up 
300 pounds in a twinkling. - 

When the hay has run along the 
carrier to the point where it Ib to be 
dropped, pull the whip-cord, and there 
you are. 

With a bright boy to hamlle the 
horse on the rope and an experienced 
man' on the load, it can be put int, 
the barn in ten minutes or less. 

Always begin at the back end of the 
mow, or the end farthest from the 
chute' to the barn floor; because when 
hay is put in in that way, it will come 
out easier when being fed. 

It is a good plan to place the haj 
level in the mow when it ig being un- 
loaded. If you can get an extra man 
to help, 6o much the better; if not, do 
the best you can between bites with 
the fork, and keep the mow as level as 

Keep the mow ventilated as long as 
possible, always being careful to close 
the doors and windows to keep oul 

Although haying is probably th« 
hardest work done on the farm, then 
is a satisfaction and joy in seeing the 
grass fall in symmetrical swaths over 
the sickle bar and -In reveling in its 
fragrance, while the hay is being 
wrestled from the field to the barn and 
into the cool, dark corners of the mow, 
that comes with no other labor. 

When beginning the haymaking do 
not start the mower until the dew is 
off the grass. If cut while wet the 
grass will require longer for the sun 
to dry it than when standing. 

Cut just what you can easily handle 
in one-halt day. The next afternoon 
rake the hay into windrows, and il 
not thoroughly dry, better leave II 

In order to be perfectly sure tha 
hay is well cured on our father's 
farm, we always put it up into good- 
sized cocks and allowed it to remain 


Little Points, Setmingly Trivial, Goj 

Far Toward Making Success In 

Breeding Fine Cattle. 

We are all quite familiar 'with the 
Ntct tha*: the weak, bad points of both' 
plants and animals seem to be more 
easily established in the young than 
the strong characteristics. There 
seems to be & natural tendency to* 
retrogression/or a cropping-out of. 
the bad points In animals; and these 
are the things which we desire to 
guard against. "Like begets like" is 
a. law of nature. We expect the oir- 
spring to be like the parent. This be- 
ing the case, a poor, lean. long, lank, 
ill-shaped animal, possessing a mean, 
snarly disposition, will impart these 
3ame characteristics to his offspring. 

In -the same ratio that this is true 
of the poor animal, which does not 
adhere to any particular type, so it is 
true of the good, well-bred animal, 
adhering closely to a fixed type and 
possessing the characteristics of thiE 
breed. How often do you hear your 
neighbor say: "Johnny Jones should 
be a big, strong, fine-looking fellow, 
for his father before him was one of 
the best-looking men In - tbe town." 
The same is true of animals. 

Since this is a fact, let us think for 
a moment as to the sire v.e select 
Tor our foandation. What fioit of sire 
did this animal have? How long hat- 
his family open known? How many 
brothers and sisters has he, r.nd what 




" ^~"^|^5rri 


Healthy and Vigorous Type. 

kind of animals are they? Was hi« 
dam a pood individual — was she £ 
^ood- nfother? If of a chiss of ;u:i 
mals that bring forth young in twoi 
or in a litter, has he a twin brother 
or liuer brothers? If so. how many' 
What percentage are good individuals 
and what records have they? 

Now, these may seem at first to be 
of little value, but withouL them uik.i 
what can you bate your estimates o; 
future success as a "breeder? 



Sunburned Straw Transformed by Of 

Color and Benzine to Fresh and 

Pleasing Appearance 

In the August Woman's Howe com- 
panion a New. York woman tells aj 
follows how to mako, an old hat intc 
a new one: 

"I want to tell you how to transform 
your old hats into new and charming 
ones with only a tube of oil color ami 
a bottle of benzine. Into a 'cup -01 
benzine (do not use near a fire) pi:" 
a little color,' mix well and strah? 
through a cloth wet with the benzine- 
Apply this thin dye with a broad. 8a> 
bristle brush to a, sunburned Milan 01 
faded dark straw, and, Io! it Is fresi 
and new, and the color will not fade Ir 
the sun nor run in a shower. Fsdec 
flowers can be dipped into this saint 
dye and be renewed,". ; 

Easily Made Hay Loader. 

about two days. This second han- 
dling exposes all the damp hay to the 
air and is swift in its curing. 

Timothy hay may be baled directly 
from the swath without much .danger 
of heating, althoughit is safer to have 
the hay thoroughly cured before be- 
ing baled.. If hay is baled directly 
from the swath it must be entirely 
free from rain or dew, and this process 
can be employed only under the best 
of weather conditions. 


Thick, Compact Mulch of Straw Will 
Serve as Excellent Means of Con- 
serving Moisture. ' 

To protect trees from grass or 
weeds, make a thick, compact mulch 
of straw, or hay at their roots. It Is 
also excellent to retain moisture and 
promote the growth of the trees. It 
should be five or six inches thick and 
should extend two or three feet out 
from the tree, and' should be packed 
down firmly so as to keep down the 
vegetation. After a few weeks Ber- 1 
muda grass will creep through ths 
mulch, which can be checked by pub 
:ing more hay on. \ ' ' ■ 

More hay .should be added two oi 
three times during the growing sea 
son. If the ground Ib dug up and pul 
verlzed at the root of the tree befort 
the hay mulch' is put on, if it is heavy, 
the mulch vill preserve the moistur« 
almost all summer. 

Robber Cow. 
A dairy cowthat does no more thai 
pay. for feed and care U a robber tha 
Humid not be. allows* to U?*> 

Leghorn Pullet Laid First Egg in Foul 
Months and Fourteen Days Frcm 
■ Date of Hatching. 

A single-comb White Leghorn pulle' 
that laid her iirst egg "just four nioialn 
and .14 . days from the data ' of. liu 
hatching is cne-of the results of breed 
ing for early maturity obtained by'iht 
College of Agriculture. Ohio State Vi,i 
vercity. The usual age at -which pul 
lets begin laying is about six months. 
This extraordinary fowl v.- as one of s 
group' of 720 that were hatched at th< 
samj&time. Five or six others frcir. 
this group began laying much earliei 
than ordinary fowls, showing that, il 
pays to breed for early mat'irity. The> 
were from a strain of single-comb While 
Leghorn, bred especially to develni 
early laying, it may fci« interesting 
to know ju^t how this flock was fed 
'From .the first day of the sixth v.-er-fc 
they received twice a day a grain ra- 
tion of two pounds line cracked enrr. 
and three-pou::ds cracked wheat. I> 
until thu twenty.first day th'-y aim 
received three times a day a nioL«t 
mash composed of four pounds rolled 
oats, three, pounds wheat middlings, 
six pounds wheat bran, four pounds; 
sifted meat 'scraps, two pounds alfalfa 
meal, one-fourth pound hone meal, 
one-fourth pound fine charcoal. This 
was mixed with skim mill: ..r bmur- 
milk and fed in shallow trays. 

From the «ixth week to naturity 
they received a grain ration of twe 
pounds cracked coin and two pounds 
whole wheat in open hoppers. From 
the twenty-first day to maturity they 
received a mash composed of rue 
pound rolled oats, one pound cjrnraeal, 
one pound wheat middlings, two 
pounds wheat bran, one pound sifted 
meat scraps, half pound alfalfa meal, 
two ounces fine charcoal. This was 
fed dry in open hoppers. In addition 
they were given green food .-j- and grits. 


All Fodder Plants Related to Sorghum, 

Es Feed for Stock, Must Be Used 

With Discretion. 

:By H. GLOVKR. Colorado Experiment 

Johnson grass is closely related to 
sorghum. Poisoning of cattle from 
sorghum and kafir corn Is .Well known. 
After chemical analysis of many planto 
Brunnich gave t!ie following advice: 
"All fodder plants related .to sorghum 
must be used with discretion in cither 
the green or dry state, and should not- 
be given in large amounts to animals 
which havefasted fcr some time." Tho 
poison in these plants is hydrocyaaio 
acid. Poisoning usually occurs when 
the plants have made a stunted growth 
from drought and have been eaten in 
large quantities when the animals are 
pery hungry. 

Animals poisoned in this way usual* 
iy die within half an hour and some- 
times live only a few minutes. Hy. 
drocyanic acid is th(* most deadly of 
poisons and in largo doses kills almost 
instantly. Animals usually die sud< 
denly from paralysis of respiration and 
before remedial measures can be. 
thought of, or prepared for use. 



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The Jasmine 
-Signal— i 

By Walter Joseph Delaney 


Si - is 

(Copyright, 0915, by W. G. Chapman,) 

A. jasmine in. a wooden box— the 
box painted red, the leaves green, the 
flower white. It stood within the open 
casement above the street, innocent 
looking enough, yet many a man, pass- 
ing on the opposite side of the thor- 
oughfare, gazed full upon it — and 

Such pedestrians would slow up in 
their walk, would look behind, in front, 
around them. Then they would take 
in the figure of the man standing in- 
side the room beyond. 

Quickly, deftly, this man, Sior Fran- 
co, would engage in mysterious finger 
signs. A message was seemingly con- 
veyed. The men would pass on. a lit- 
tle more speedily. Reaching the cor- 
ner and turning it, they would start a 
' swift run as though they had become 
suddenly messengers bent on an urg- 
ent and important mission. 

This was at Ribera, an Italian town, 
but held close in. the Austro. clutch. 
War was in the air. Half the popula- 
tion had fled to Milan. Sior Franco 
"had lingered. First, because of duty, 
next, because Pepina, the pretty flower 
girl, lived in the same sprawling tene- 
ment, and Franco loved Pepina. 

She came tripping across the broad 
court and into the room where the 
jasmine was, eyes bright, face aglow. 
She wore a token of mourning, a crepe 
bow at the neck, but affliction and be- 


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Would Look Behind, in Front, Around 

reavement could not quell love. She 
took the hand of her affianced lover 
with a warm clasp. Excitement and 
anxiety were commingled in her ques- 
tioning face. 
"It is tonight?" she asked eagerly. 

Poor, dear! poor wounded dear!" and 
she pressed the box closer to her- 

"Get ready to accompany us," or- 
dered the officer grimly. "You can' 
keep your precious -memento/' he 
sneered* "but no delay." 

Pepina was clasping the denuded 
plant as though it were a hurt child; 
She took her place by the side of her 
lover. The soldiers guarding them 
front and rear, they were v marched 
from the room and into the street. 

The official who had arrested them 
consulted a higher official in command 
ofta troop of soldiers massed near by. 
Then he returned to his own coterio. 
, "These prisoners are to be taken 
to Monte Carrena," he advised. "The 
commandant has reason to believe 
that they are the secret head of the 
group which bas made us so much 
trouble. They are to be state prison? 
era." Pouf!" and the factious official 
drew his hand across his throat as if 
to Indicate a sure execution. 

"Let me keep close to you," whis- 
pered Pepina as the long tramp was 

"But when we are separated at the 
prison — " Began Franco mournfully. 

"We shall not be separated If yon 
will be alert,", assured Pepina mysteri- 
ously. Hush, the soldiers are watch- 
ing us. When we near the old wooden 
bridge crossing the Palma, be vig- 

"What mean you?" began Franco 
wonderingly, but one' of the soldiers 
at that moment prodded him up with- 
his bayonet, and the colloquy was in- 

As the little p^rty got beyond 'the 
edge of the city, the leader secured a 
piece ol rope and. bound one hand of 
Franco to that' of Pepina, thus ham- 
pering any attempt at flight. The road 
was- deserted .-and the soldiers allowed 
the twain to.proceed In advance while 
they straggled on behind. 

"Franco/.'^ suddenly whispered Pe- 

"My treasure!"' 

"We ar»nearing the bridge. It is a 
toilsome^Bcent to the first approach." 
"Yes, ihy love." 

"Make urgent haste and a great ado 
in scaling the incline arid. in crossing 
the bridge." 

"You have a purpose?"" 
"Wait and see," returned Pepina 
enigmatically, but with strange hope 1, 
fulness of manner. 

The lightly tripping girl and her will- 
ing lover moved up the. incline with 
the'due agility of youth and purpose. 
Tfre accoutrements of the soldiers 
made their progress less rapid. Franco 
and Pepina were half way across the 
wooden bridge spanning the deep and 
turbid Palma before their captors had 
completed the ascent to the approach. 
"Halt!" shouted the officer, as he 
noted their rapid* and suspicious ad- 

"Run," uttered Pepina, "or all is 

"Halt, or we will fire!" again shout- 
ed the officer with his men, massing 
at the approach to the bridge otruc- 

But just at that moment the girl 
and her lover had cleared the bridge. 
They stood breathless but safe upon 
the descending slope. 

"What now?" questioned Franco cu- 
"We shall see— so!" 
Pepina had lifted the flower pot free 
from her bosom, where it had nestled. 
I She raised it aloft. Her vigorous arm 
| gave it a fling. 

i It landed directly in the middle of 
i tire bridge. That frail portion seemed 
I blown into space. The officer and the 


HERB are numerous things of i StambouL The marble columns, which 
priceless value to the world stand right and left of the main por- 
upon the threatened frontiers tal, are said to have been taken from 
of the warring countries, and the temple in Jerusalem. The fa- 
among the richest of these mous group of four horses, which 

treasures is Venice, the dream of gen- 
orations of tourists, of students of art 
and history and of lovers of romance 
and beauty. Few cities in the world 
receive veneration from more widely 
scattered sources, and few stir so 
many pleasant anticipations on the 
eve of a first visit to them. This year, 
however, the city will be deserted by 
its visitors. Venice, a honeymoon ob- 
jective and the tourist's earliest 
across-sea aspiration, has become an 
objective for Austrian air fleets and 
battleships. SometWjjg of the charm 
of thiB city of world^llgrimage is told 
by one of its most noted friends, Karl 
Stieler, whose picture of the. Queen 
of the Adriatic forms the basis of a 
bulletin issued by the National Geo- 
graphic society: He writes: 

Before the Campanile we realize for 
the first time the widespread power of 
Venice, that fairy city which Bprang 
not from the earth, but the sea; still 
touched with the glamour of the East, 
and yet mistress of western culture 
—so rich in arts and armB, in loves 
and hatreds! Venice is a sphinx 
whose enigma we never wholly pene- 
trate. In vain we strive to find an 
image that shall express her mysteri- 
ous essence. The unique -brooks no 

Center of Life and Movement. 
As in the old times, even so today, 
the center of life and movement is the 
piazza of St. Mark's, although it offers 
but a pale shadow of the life of for- 
mer days. Here on sunny mornings 
all the foreigners assemble: here 
lounge the ciceroni, and on the neigh- 
boring plazetta the gondoliers. Itiner- 
ant venders of all kinds push their 
way among the chairs that are set out 
in front of the cafes under the open 
arcade. . 

But the most brilliant spectacle is 
at night, when hundreds of. gas jets 
are alight in the huge bronze cande- 
labra, when the gold sparkles in the 
jewelers' windows and the sound of 
gay music is borne across the piazza. 
Then the crowd gathers from all sides. 

stands above the main portal, is of 
the antique Roman period, and was 
for a long time in Byzantium, the cap* 
ital of the Empire of the West. The 
Doge Dandolo, at the age of ninety-five, 
led on the Venetians to the storming 
of Constantinople (1203). He was 
nearly blind, but a fiery life still 
glowed in his veins. 

What St. Mark's is as the expres- 
sion of the religious spirit, that the 
ducal palace is for the secular power 
of Venice; it has scarcely a rival, 
even in Italy. The doge's palace, as 
it now stands before us, was begun in 
the fourteenth century and completed 
in the fifteenth after a long interrup- 
tion. Here every line is classic. The 
very position of the palace, its rela- 
tion to the Church of St Mark, its two 
frontsA-one commanding the plaz- 
etta and the other the sea — declare 
the inner significance of the building; 
it is the foundation, the very corner- 
stone of all Venetian splendors. 
Splendors Not Unmarred. 
But yet a little shadow rests on 
these splendors. A slight shudder 
mars the enchantment, for the hands 
of Venice ar.e stained with blood — 
much noble blood sacrificed to un- 
worthy passions. There is the Bocca 
di Leone, into which envy threw its 
secret accusations. Here sat the coun, 
cfl of ten, Consiglio de' Died. Thai 
was a word of terror to all citizens of 
Venice. In this tribunal she had a 
power. which could only be compared 
with that of Robespierre or the blood- 
thirsty. Marat. 

The complete truth about Venice 
cannot be learned In the lofty ducal 
palace, where the ceilingB are full of 
gold and where art, free and untram- 
meled, created her masterpieces. We 
must go down even as far as the Poz- 
zi, into the dungeons below the level 
of the water, or we must mount into 
the hot ' leaden cells (i Piombl) ; 
then we begin to conceive what was 
the secret canker gnawing at the root 
of all this beauty; then we feel with TK mOJKC KKwetjtrwxn 

What thin? 10 good, which not nmi 

harm may bring? 
B'en to be happy U a dangerous thing. 

There are hosts of young girls who 

believe in having their fling of gayety 

today, letting the 

morrow take care 

"Yes, surely tonight," assented \ soldiers stood aghast, viewing the gap 




Franco, and he bent forward and rev- 
erently kissed her white forehead. 
"The jasmine pot has done its mission. 
My friends have received their warn- 
ing, and there will be a hegira before 
another dawn. It is well, for already 
the Austros are arresting those whom 
they suspect. Everyone so taken 
makes one brave soldier the less for 
the army of Italy." 

"Ah! had my brother but lived!" 
spake Pepina, her fair brow clouding,, 
a. quiver of sorrowful memory cross- 
ing her lips. "Shot as a spy, and I 
bereft — " 

"Except for me," interrupted Franco. 
"My sweet! Once over the border, 
you shall become a soldier's bride. 

She nestled closer to his protecting 
embrace. Then, suddenly: 

"Ah, Franco, I forgot about this 
pretty plant I loaned you. It belonged 
to my dear brother, Cesaro. There 
. is a secret about ft. I will tell you—" 
"What is that?" abruptly broke in 
Franco. "The Austros!" 

Following the ring, of musket ends 
upon the outside pavement there came 
the echo of hurrying feet. Almost im- 
mediately an Austrian officer with 
drawn sword burst into the room. He 
was followed by four soldiers. 

"Seize the conspirators!" he or- 

"Hold!" directed Franco, as the men 
stepped forward with military prompt- 
ness and decision. "What means this?" 
"You are an Italian — this girl, too," 
retorted the officer offensively. "Ah! 
need we ask?" he cried to his cohorts. 
"Look!" and he pointed his sword at 
the flower box. "Sedition!" 

"What mean you?" challenged 

"Green, white, red— the Italian col- 
ors. It tells the story— sedition!" 

"It is my poor pretty plant!" ex- 
claimed Pepina. "I cherish it, for it 
is a memento of my dead brother. 

"Pouf! the treacherous thing!" and 
springing forward the officer made a 
swing with his sword and lopped off 
the flowering stem. 

The eyes of Franco flashed. Pepina 
tore herself from his protecting clasp. 
She ru'hed at the box, picked it up 
and clnsped it to her breast, sobbing 

"Oh, cruel! cruel! You make a 
harmless .flower bleed — and my heart! 

the structure. 'b. yawning abyss be- 

"Quick— no delay!" ordered the spir- 
ited girl at the side of Sior Franco. 

Some shots hurtled harmlessly over 
their heads, but they were now down 
the Incline and out of range of their 
recent captors. 

"The flower pot?" began Franco, 
"It served you as a signal." 
"Yes." . 

"And my dead brother cherished it 
not only for a patriot's flower, but be- 
cause .within it he had hidden an ex- 
plosive projectile, reody for just an 
' emergency as this." explained Pepina'. 
"And pursuit is blocked!" cried 
Franco hopefully. 

"By 12 leagues to our friends," sub- 
mitted Pepina. "We must not linger or 

"No, they may find a boat or. cross a 
ford," added Franco. 
' Amid the promise- of sure safety 
ahead, the twain were inspired with 
new courage and perseverance. 

The'llgbts of their haven of refuge, 
a fair Italian city, showed in the near 
distance at last 

"Many of our friends must have pre- 
ceded us — " began Franco. 

"Due to the jasmine signal," replied 
Pepina. "Ah," she added sorrowfully, 
"poor, dear flower!" 

"It shall be the guerdon of our wed- 
ding day," promised Franco tenderly. 

Prose Poem on Mackerel. 

I can't overemphasize the beauty of 
these fish. You must see them for 
yourself to grasp the reason for my 

Examine them. Look at the shape 
of them. 

See their graceful lines, built like a 
torpedo for speed. 

Look at that fine, solid nose, that 
beautiful, firm back, that powerful 
two-blade propeller-shaped tail. 

Study the stripes and dots. . 

Like the human finger-print, each 
mackerel possesses an individualistic 

No two were ever seen alike. The 
variations . are simply infinite. The 
flesh is fit for the gods! . 

What a thing of beauty "the mack- 
erel is!— New Yoik Globe. ' 

Here come the nobili with their wives. 
The gondolas throng the plazetta and 
tBe merceria seems far too narrow for 
the press of people.. 

The noise and the passion which 
runB through the publicity of Italian 
life continue deep into the night; then 
last hasty word# are spoken, yet once 
more stolen glance" is Bhbt from beau- 
tiful eyes, and the happy individual 
for whom it is intended understands 
the farewell. Around the steps of the 
piazetta— all of white, marble, so that 
you cannot miss them, even at night 
—the gondolas gather again and then 
separate on their different ways 
through the dark and dead-silent 

St. Mark's stands alone among all 
the temples of the world. Although 
age and the moist sea air have spread 
their veil ' over these walls, yet the 
brilliant coloring and the mighty out- 
lines shine through all the gray dim- 
ness of the past The bronze horseB 
above the great door are rearing; the 
cupolas and arches stretch their great 
curves in intensity of power; each 
portion of the great building seems 
alive and animated; yet in the whole 
reigns the profound and noble peace 
proper to the house of God. 

Church Now 800 Years Old. 
It is now exactly 800 years ago since 
the building of St. Mark's was com- 
pleted; its ecclesiastical sanctity IB 
bestowed on it by the relics of the 
great evangelist; its historical sanc- 
tity consists in its intimate connection 
■with the fortunes of the city and of 
her rulers. It waa the theater.of their 
triumphs and the refuge for their 
cares; all that she has achieved and 
Buffered Venice has done. under the 
protecting wing of St. Mark's. 

The Church of St. Mark contains 
trophies from all parts of the world; 
every stone has a history. Those two 
great pillars at the entrance to the 
baptistry were part of the booty of 
Acre. The bronze folding doors were 
once in the Church of St Sophia at 


unspeakable horror what is the shad- 
ow on the conscience of the proud 
Queen of the Adriatic. 

Rays Invisible to the Eye. 

Science tells us that In addition to 
the rays of the sun which- we see, 
there are rays on both sides of the 
spectrum which are invisible to the 
human eye, but which are distin- 
guished by the camera. The ultra- 
violet rays— rays which are less than 
three-hundredth millionths of a milli- 
meter in length — cause human being 
all sorts of discomfort, including 
among other things sunburn, tired 
eyes and even blindness. 

They are one of the greatest men- 
aces the eye has. It has long been be- 
lieved that they cause snow-blindness. 
A number of experiments conducted 
under teat, conditions show that they 
cause fatigue of the eye, and in old 
age lead to cataract, and, therefore, to 

of itself. It 1b 
grand to be young, 
to feel life puls- 
ing through every 
vein, * to be able 
to enjoy the sun- 
shine and laugh 
at the clouds; but 
it is easy for the 
fun-loving girl 'to 
take life too non- 
chalantly, think- 
ing the'good times 
will last forever. 
Who does not 
know whole 
bevies of pretty 
girls who make 
boast that they 
attend some jolly affair every evening 
of the week (Sunday excepted), danc- 
ing far into the wee sma' hours, and 
up with the sun the following morn- 
Ing, bright as a dollar, and fresh as a 
daisy, and that It Is sheer nonsense 
to believe continuous rounds of gay- 
ety told on a girl's health or looks? 

Turning night Into day can be kept 
ap but a certain length of time.- The 
pretty daughter of wealth need not 
know when the sun rises; It is not a 
reminder to her that time is passing. 
She can sleep well into the noonday, 
wooing the roses in her cheeks to stay 
by her. 

But what the heiress may do with- 
out dismay is positive barm to the 
pretty shopgirl who has nothing but 
her energy, health and youth to bank 
Dn. No matter how youthful and seem- 
Ingly tireless she may imagine her- 
self to be, the nightly pursuit of 
pleasure will all too soon demand of 
her Its toll. 

The proverbial forty winks of sleep 
each night may suffice for a little 
while, but nature will soon rebel. 

When the sun throws its first beam 
of golden light Into her room, a sigh 
Instead of a laugh will soon break 
(rom her lips and she will wish from 
the depths of her heart that she could 
ileep just a little longer— only five 
minutes more would be a boon. 

But there's just so much time to 
dress, swallow her coffee and rolls and 
;et to her place of business. Time 
will hot loiter for her convenience. She 
gets up tired. The gay life slowly but 
surely makes Inroads on her health, 
ind no girl who is tired and haggard 
In consequence can save her beauty 
[or long. 

Entertaining company in ~a girl's 
own home, if late hours are indulged 
in, is quite as disastrous, if it is a 
young man whom a girl hopes to win 
tor a husband who is permitted to 
outstay the departure hour sot by gen- 
sral custom in polite society, she will 
and that defying judicious social re- 
quirements lowers, rather than ad- 
vances her in the average young 
man's opinion. 

There's another danger signal for 
young and Innocent girls to heed, 
though they be rich or poor— and that 
is, the saucy-looking cocktail or the 
red, red wine which plays an Import- 
ant part in gayety which leads to dan- 
ger or perhaps wrecked lives. The 
girl who allows herself to be coaxed, 
leered or cornered Into imbibing 
liquor has a thorny road ahead of 
her to travel. One glass creates a 
thirst for a second, and perhaps a 
third. Few, if any. young women can 
Imbibe to that extent without losing 
their heads. 

Young men escorts who would 
tempt unsophisticated young women 
into such a pitiable plight are not 
safe companions to see them home. 
Old heads cannot be put on y,oung 
shoulders. The thing for parents to 
do is to set the pace they are to travel 
while they are In the early teens. 
Shut down on^ "every evening out" 
practice. Send' away beaux and close 
the home at 10:30 o'clock. Censor a 
girl's friends of both sexes, and you'll 
bring up a daughter you'll be proad of. 

by. with the words ringing in their 
ears: "It. may be for years, and it may 
be forever," gallantly promise that 
they will sit down most every night 
and write them how they are getting 
along and just all that happens of any 
interest Among the many, whom the 
cars whirl rapidly away, there is usual- 
ly one who is taking his chances of 
betterment, which he expects to find at 
the end of his journey. He looks va- 
cantly, yet wistfully, out at the unfa- 
miliar scenes, so different from his 
own surroundings. Try as he does, he 
finds It Impossible to fight off the 
downcastlng shadows that loom up 
before hizn. 

Strangers are kinder- than one's own 
thoughts sometimes. Chance throws 
many people together, some of whom 
prove to be valuable aids when the 
turning point of ones life is reached. 
Somehow, the wanderer sees an hone3t 
light In the eyes of the blunt man 
who shares his seat with him on the 
fast-bound express. They chat not like 
strangers, but as friendly acquaint- 
ances whoso natures are worthy and 
easily read. 

The young man tells his brief story. 
He says he has never gone so far 
away from home before and tells of his 
earnest intention to pave his way 
alone. Men's hearts, in many in- 
stances, open out. to those whom they 
can read like a book and find truthful. 
Ere the journey is over, the young 
man has received good, sound advice, 
which is worth a king's ransom to him 
as ho goes along, the rough places ho 
must climb, the temptations he must 
face. In the turmoil of his busy days 
and tiresome nights, he feels able to 
write only a few lines back to the old 
folk and dear little brothers and sis- 
ters, now and then. But his idle mo- 
ments are ever dwelling on them as no 
pictures the old familiar- scenes, the 
home, friends, he has left. 

It will bo many a day, months and 
years ere. they clasp their arms about 
cue another, ho realizes. At last, comes 
the wedding announcement of his fa- 
vbrite sister. She sends him a warm, 
loving letter, Inclosing her intended's 
picture. Her last lines are that he is 
welcome home and that his mother, 
who Is falling, hopes ..daily that her 
wandering hoy will soon come home, 
if only for a little while. 

He packs up his belongings, quicker 
than It takes to tell and speeding back 
with a light heart, forgetful of his 
trials and homesickness, he shouts his 
own welcome home as he rushes 
across the threshold, smiles amid his 
tears and Is at his best in the bosom 
of his family and old home 

Tells of a Strange Plant 
Speaking on "Plant Adaptations" at 
the Royal Botanical society recently, 
says the London Chronicle, Professor 
Bottomley drew- attention to a curious 
feature of certain climbing plants, 
the spiral tendrils of which, might be 
said to reverse after having proceed- 
ed in one direction for a certain time. 
One might imagine the tendrils 
waltzing around for a time and then 
saying: "Do you reverse?" and turn- 
ing the other way. 

People generally, he added, did not 
realize the- wealth of knowledge that 
was at their disposal. One had -only 
to take a chair and sit under a tree 
and learn botany. 


Devoid of Feeling. 

She— There was a man oa the 
crowded car that I came home on who 
is a perfect brute. 

He— Why, dear? 

She— Why, I trod on his feet a 
dozen times and he .never offered me 
bja awt— Boston Evening Transcript 


E'en In the happiest chui-e, where. 

fnv'ring heaven 
Has eijual love and easy fortune siven. 
ThinK not, tl*i husband gained. llKU all 

is done; 
The prize of happiness must still lie won. 
Oft tile careless find it to their cost. 

There are people, and supposedly 
people of good sense at tfcat, who .be- 
lieve that love is a plant, which is '.n 
destructible; that you can slight it or 
nurture it. fondle or abuse it, but noth- 
ing can alter or kill it. 

There never v.-as a creator mistake. 
I.o've is only 1 strong as it is led si::d 
coddled. It can be made to grow 
or it can be hoofed or horned' accord- 
ing to tile atmosphere in which it 
lives. There never was a daintier 
plant than love. It is like the down 
on tho harebell. One rude jar may 
scatter it to the four winds of the 
earth. Love depends upon kindness, 
sympathy and appreciation. It is im- 
possible for the wife to keep on lov- 
ing the husband who is rude in words, 
brutal in action, tantalizing, stingy- 
Disgust for the husband who makes 
a household drudge and slave ol her 
can in time kill the most devoted lovj 
in the heart of a wife. 

Nor can a husband's love, no :nat. 
ter how strong it may be, endure t':>' 
constant nagging of a wife or h-r 
fretting and- fuming, without his af- 
fection for her withering soon or late. 
With a rightly-mated pair, true love' 
for each other would endure for all 
time. With other'couples It would bo 
like the poppy— bloom today and with- 
er tomorrow. 

Affection lasts only as long as the 
two are deeply Interested in each oth- 
er. When either begins to weary of 
the society of the other, it is the fore- 
runner of love's, decay. How long it 
will last after this sets in is a matter 
of endurance. Very often a lovins 
word from the lips of either would 
turn the tide. It Is unfortunate thai 
those who have loved truly are often 
too prr,ud to make the first overtures. 
It is not beneath a wife's dignity to 
make the first advances. She should 
not forget how sweet and gentle she 
waa to him in the days of their court- 
ship. Even a man who is Indifferent 
to a wlfo cannot help having a kind- 
lier regard for her if. after a morn- 
ing's row, ho returns home, expecting 
to -renew the wordy battle and in- 
stead is met by her with outstretched 
hands, a smile on her lips and the 
murmured words: "I am going to tor- 
net that we have had an. unpleasant- 
ness, dear. Let's begin our lovlnr. all 
over again." A man .would have to 
have a heart of adamant to refuse 
Buch a plea. 

Tho outstretched hands of nusband 
and wife coul - easily bridge over the 

Some find work where some find Test 
And so the weary world moves on. 
I sometimes wonder what 13 best. 
The answer comes *vhen Ufa is gone. 
Some eyes sleep when some eyes wake. 
And so the weary night hours go; 
Some hearts beat where some hearts 

I often wonder why 'Us so. 

This world is full of bright, anxioua, 
striving young men who have vowed 
that nothing can tempt them to burden 
parents when they aro old enough to 
leave the home roof, and support them- — 
selves. It is hard to get a footing for chasm so wide and so -deep that no 

just the right kind of a start But 
the youth who is seeking for an honest 
opportunity, who has left father and 
mother hundreds of mile3 away to go 
forth among strangers and eke out his 
present and future perhaps, soon 
learns by bitter experience that it is of 
no use, to be particular or to harp up- 
on how he was raised; how much he 

human power can span it from one 
heart to the other. Love lasts only, as 
long as hearts are kind, true and at 
fectionate. Lovers should make the 
compact ere stepping to the altar 
that, after wedlock, the sun should 
never set on them, finding them in an 
ger with each other. As the yeara 
pass, they will cling closer to eact 
other. It rests solely with each coupl« 

Most all young men wh,» are onthe I who plight their troth bow long thai, 
eve ol bidding their loved ones good-' j love will last. . , 




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\ Local News Items \ 


C. P. Bisbing of Star, made this office 
a pleasant call Tuesday. 

Ole Tessum of Thief River Falls* 
autoed out to oar village Monday. 

Mrs.' James Davis and children visit- 
ed at the Foss home last Saturday-. 

Mrs. Lars Fevig. of Erie, was doing 
some shopping in out village Monday*. 

Hans Fjeld, Alois and Frank Srnsky> 
of Star, were in Goodridge on business 

Frank Race and Christ Johnarudj of 
■ Reiner, were doing business in our 
town Monday. 

S. 0. Prestegaard of Star, was doing 
business in Goodridge Tuesday. Severt 
is talking of buying an automobilet 

We want a few new subscribers to 
take the place of those we are dropping 
because they do not pay up promptly. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Lokken and child- 
ren, of Ulen, are visiting at the homes 
of Lars Fevig and Ole Lokken this 

W. 6. Cunningham, of Jelle, Was In 
Goodridge Monday and Tuesday morn* 
ing took out a big load of goods for. the 
Thorhult store. 

No farmer can hunt game except on 
his own land without a license. See' 
that no one else does by posting "No 
Hunting" signs around your farm. 

Tob. Menfeel.our local base ballcatclU 
er, autoed down to Moylan Sunday 
etehing, Tob didn't tell Us why he 
wa§ there, but must have made a 
;feW errors In the early Stage of the gattie 
as he arrived horde early. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gulrlfd left Tuesday 
for a two Peeks' visit with friends and 
relatives at Lemffion, South Dakota. 
They will go by automobile, and the 
trip will be more than 600 miles, Which 
If the weather continues fine, they will 
enjoy very much. 

Nick Bundhund and family" Visited at 
Germantown Sunday. 

Mr, and Mrs. Frank Zavordl, of Erie, 
were Goodridge callers Monday. 

Mrs. John A. Tofteland, of fine* 
Was trading in our town Monday. 

llr. and Mrs. Carl Jacobson of Iteinerj 
visited, at Thief River Falls Tuesday. 

The hunting season begins September 
7th. "No Hunting" signs can be had 
at this office. 

Mrs. Idan Thoreson and daughter of 
Erie, visited the Eleven Towns family 

A. H. Vake and Halvor Syverson of 
Star, were in Thief River Falls on busi- 
ness Monday. 

Omund Bjorgufson and H. K. Bjor= 
neraa, of Star, were in Goodridge oh 
business Saturday. 

Herb C. Johnson left. Monday for 
Strathcona, where he will visit with old 
friends for a few days. 

If you want to sell your farm list it 
with me. I expect several buyers after 
harvest and ^must have your price and 
terms if you expect me to bring them 
to you. 

John T. Lattimore 

The Soo Hotel and restaurant was 
opened to the public the first of the. 
Week. Mr. Steffenson has a good build- 
ing and good rooms, and no doubt will 
secure his share "of the business this 

Ole Lund, who was Injured last 
spring by falling from a hay stack onto 
a fork handle, left Monday for Warren 
hospital where he expects to undergo 
an operation. His daughter Kia ac- 
companied him. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reed, who have 
been Visiting at the Zavoral home the 
past week, returned to their home in 
Thief River Falls, Monday. While in 
Goodridge Mr. Reed had hfs name 
placed on the Eleven Towns subscrip- 
tion list. 


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and prices reasonable, 

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tV-Oucago, 111. 

Mrs. A. H. Vakd and Mrs. deO. & 
Balrd df Erie, visited the Eleven Towns 
family Tuesday. 

Pete Peterson came up' yesterday to 
pttt the finishing toucnes bri the resi- 
dence of H. Christianson. 

.Quite a number relatives^ ana friends 
frorn Tabor visited the Jos V. Hoffman 
family, in Star, last Sunday. 

Jack Bundhund and Mark Benson left 
last night for Sarles, North Dakota 
w'here they will work the harvest 

J. M. Bishop df Thief River falls, is 
buildlflfe himself a ?6,000 residence. 
Pete Peterson has the contract and a 
(rood joB is fissured': 

Sellwyin ChriBtofferson proved up on 
his claim in Star before Judge Hicheiet 
Tuesday. A: H. VSke and Knut Tollef- 
son were his witnesses. 

Professor J. H. Hay of the Thief 
River Falls city schools, who isspend- 
jng his vacation putting up hay and 
looking dfter his farm interests in this 
vicinity, made a trip to Thief River 
Falls Tuesday, returning Wednesday 

Erie News ' • 

Ole Strande, our Erie & Kratka mail 
carrier, made a trip to Grygla and back 
and then to Goodridge and before leav- 
ing with the mail Monday morning. 
Upon his return in the afternoon he 
made another trip to Thief Riv v r Falls 
and- back with Ed. Singer and Theo. 
Rustad 'as passengers. This made about 
150 miles drive for the day and nothing 
but a common Ford at that. 

Mr. and Mrs. Christ Nissen visited 
Mrs. NiBsen' s parents at Grygla Sunday. 

Nels N. Grane made a trip to Grygla 
Sunday Co see his sony who recently 
underwent an operation for appendicitis. 
The latest report is that he is improv- 

Mrs. Chris Skaaren, who recently 
underwent an operation for appendicitis 
at the Grygla Hospital, iB expected 
home this week. . 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Nelson viBit- 
ed Grygla Sunday to secure medical 
treatment for MrB. Nelson. 

Qlvaston, Texas Again Threatened 

Golvaston, Texas, was struck- by a 
storm in September 1900, and hundreds 
of. -lives lost, and millions of-, dollars 
damage done and a repetition js feared 
from the storm now raging. The latest 
report is that the wind is biowingi'-76 
miles an hour and the water had 'risen 
ten feet. Thousands of the residents 
are fleeing "from the. city and ,gr,eat 
damage is feared. 

Higlilandiiig News 

Harvest is now in full swing. 

Miss Ida Brobten. of Grand Forks, 
viBited with her sister, Mrs. G. iirick- 
son, several days last week. 

Miss Ella Olson has resigned hefposi- 
tion as clerk in P. C. Halverson's store 
in Goodridge, owing to her mothers ill 

Mr. and Mrs. Sever Nelson were 
guests at the Anton Myrom home Sun- 

Miss Laura Thompson spent Sunday 
with her parents. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Tanner and children, 
Mrs. B. Overum and children and Mrs. 
Robertson, visited at the E. P. Heg- 
gestnen home Sunday. 

Gunder Erickson eame up from Thief 
River Falls, to spend Sunday with his 

Thorhult News 

Pretty warm now's^ays. 

Pete Nelson ef Espiee, was a business 
visitor in town last Monday. 

Cha's Votava was called to Erie last 
Sunday night by Mrs. Votava, who is 
visiting her parerits there, on account of 
the baby being sick. Dr. Adkins of 
krygla, was called and the verdict was 
summer-complaint Liter reports the 
baby was getting along fine. 

, .°; c - Toftnes made a short visit at 
his home last Monday. 

John Berg had quite an accident last 
Saturday as he had borrowed a team 
and wagon of P. M. Swanson to do 
some haying and one of the wheels of 
the wagon came off throwing Mr. Berg 
to the ground, and after fixing the 
wagon he started to hitch the team to 
the rake, when the team got scared, 
and run over Mr. llerg and breaking 
things quite badly. Hut the team was 
caught in a short while. Nothing hurt 
on the horses. 

Frank C. Johnson was a pleasant 
caller at Miss Roans' last Sunday. 

L. I,. Odel) and Rosain Morin were 
callers at Thorhult last Sunday. 

J. Vf. Anderson and Swan Laison 
were callers at Fred Magiiuson's home 
last Sunday. 

Mesdam* F. 8. Gord, J. AV. Anderson 
and Larson were pleasant eallera at 
Jlrs. Hedlund's last Monday. 

Oscar Dalstrom is helping J. W. 
Anderson thru haying this season. 

Mrs/ Cha's Votava arrived home hat 
Monday* after visiting at her parental 
home the past ten days. 

Sofus Swanson is exchanging work 
vrith Mr. Larson this week. 

ftlady Gord and Jennie Anderson 
were .-; calling on Miss Hedlund last 

Mat/field News 

Mr; and Mrs: Roy Reiersgaard spent 
Sunday at T. O. Langies. 

. S. Ti Myrum took in the sighCs at 
Plutfimer Friday: 

"Andrew Letvig and Martin Pederson 
are diggiflg fl well on Ole Reiersgaard 

Uncle Sam Was helping S. Groth hay= 
ing last week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Reiersgaard were 
pleasant callers at S. T. Myrum Sunday: 

A: Letvig made a flying trip to D. 
Helle Sunday. 

Martin Pederson took in the Y. P. Si 
at M. Larson. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cha's Jensoft a 
baby girl Sunday afternoon. 

Nels Askland was doing business in 
Oklee Monday. 

The New Railroad Becoming a 

The prospects of a new railroad from 
Winnipeg running south through Clear- 
water County to the Twin Cities and 
then south to the Gulf of Mexico is be- 
coming brighter every day. According 
tp reports there is now a surveying 
crew south of the county line, working 
north, making a preliminary survey of 
the nefr line. Besides what appears to 
be a sure sign, is the recent purchasing 
of large tracts of land in the South e.nd 
of the e'ouhty, along this i|iropbcea 
route, b'y Several lrihd companies,,.. T.h.e, 
Pillsburg Syndicate of Minneapolis', sold 
2,000 acres in severs! tracts in 143-37; 
144-36 and 145-36 to an Iowa Land Corn^ 
pany this week, and several other land 
companies have their agents out esti- 
mating and looking over different tracts 
of lands in the southern part df the 
County that are for sale. 

The Solway Land Company of Still- 
water, have several thousand acres in 
the southern portion of the county. 
During the last two weeks the main 
shareholders of this company-have been 
out over their lands and according to 
reports have raised the Belling price on 
these 100 per cent. *" 

Of course the speculators wilt reap 
some profit from the building of this 
new railroad, but that will be small in 
comparison to the great benefit derited 
to farmers and settlers of the six south- 
ern townships of the county. The soli 
in these townships is good and produces 
an enormous crop of potatoes and all 
kinds of root products. In tame grasses 
and pasturage it cannot he,, beaten in 
any portion of the State, .,' 

The railroad would give them a near 
market, thus creating ah Incentive for 
clearing and placing a greater acreage 
under cultivation and in a few years 
the settlers of this section would be- 
come prosperous farmers.— Bagley 

Goodridge Post Office 

Arrival and Departure- of Nails 

Arrives from Thief River Falls at 
8:16 A. M. Leaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennje^M, Payne, Post Mistress 

Erie Po$t Office 

Erie-Thief RIver\ Falls Route 

Daily except Sunday. Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays by way of 
Kuehnal, leaving Erie at 7:30 A. M. and 
arriving at Erie at 5:00 P. M. On 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 
by way of Brunkeberg, leaving at 6:00 
A. M. and arriving at 6:30 P. M, 

Ole. O. Strande, CarrleT 

Rural Route No. 1. Leaves Brie at 
8:00 a, m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
Saturdays. Arrives at Erie at 4:09 
p. m. 

Theo. Rustad, Carrier, 



Thief Rivgr Falis, MiflheSota 


t, a w y e t- 

Office In Citizens State Bank Bnildlnfl 


Dr. C. R. Crandall 


Office over First Notional Bank 

Max gehrts 

Licensed Auctioneer 

Will Cry sales in Pennington and 
adjoining Counties. Phope or write 
me at KRATKA, MINN. 

Louis 0. Kongell 

Licensed Auctioneer 



Dr. H. W. Froehlich 
Physician and Surgeon 

Deutscher Arzt 

Office itM-5 Scandfa Block 

Thief River Falls, 

Phbtie ffit 


O. F. Melb^ M. D. 

Office in Jackson-McQinn Block 



t*r&cttce In State and Federal rotirt6 r.uJ Iielure 
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Drug Store, Thief River Falls, 


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Minnesota Northwestern Electric Railway Co. 



Going East Daily Except Sunday 

Train No. 1.' 
LEAVE^-Thief River Falls at 7d6 A. M. 
Silverton at 7(40 A. M, 

Mavie at 8:05 A. M, 

ARRrviV'tJoodridge at 8:30 A. M. 

Train Mo. 5. 
LEAtfe^Thief River Falls at 10:09 A. M, 
Silverton at 11:10 A. M. 

Mavie at 11:40 A, M, 

ARRiVE-Goodridge at 12:10A.M. 

Train No. 8. 
LEAVE-Thief River Falls at 3:46 P. M. 
Silverton at 4:10 P. M. 

Mavie at 4:35 P. M. 

ARRIYE-Goodridge at 5*0 P.M. 

Going West 
Train No. 2. 
LEAVE-Goodridge at 8:45 A, M. 
Mavie at 9:10 A. M, 
Silverton at 9:35 A. M. 
ARRitE-Thief River Falls at lOiOO A. Jl, 

Train No. 6. 
LEAVB-Goodridge at 1 M P. M. 
Mavie at 2:16 P. M. 
•Silverton at 2:45 P. M. 
ARRlVE-Thief River Falls at 3:3( 

Train No. 4. 
LEAVE-Goodridge at 5:15 P. M. 
Mavie at 5:40 P. M. . 
Silverton at 6*5 P. M. 
ARRIVE-Tbief River Falls at 6:30 P. M. 

P. M, 

Empire Farms Co. 

Office in Cltircos State Bank Building 


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F'iill line of CoffinS and Caskets 

£b»na No. 'Ml 

thiol River Falls* Minili 



Jf y«] are fhMing bt having a aafr' 
ca(l aha sfa me 

The First State Bank 

TfilEF RIVER FALLS, Mlflr^. 

Gefleral Banking 

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We Make a Specialty ot 

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Calls answered promptly day or night: 
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Volume X. No. 36. 


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tiobtlridge vsi Thief River Fall? 

Our Gob'dridgJ boys . hcmonstrate to 
Thief River Falls people that they 
can play ball even though they 
are nearly all farrrtdrti ' 

Our Goodridgeball team reinforced by 
three players from Orygla autoed down 

grand. jj!ry at the next term of court, 
at wnicfi time an itidictmentand convic- 
tion afe certahj, t$yrei>; Squelching his 
career as a cnecfi .artist. If found 
guiliy.l Gesell will o| given a fine of 
St.000 or a jfrison tefir! df one year or 

One large blacB biai ; is dead; the 
Northern Hotel building also occupied 
by the Thoreson ftlrnUufe Store and 
the Thief River Falls Cigar Company, 
where the famoils LaLunda.c{g;ars are 
folded, are in a njass qji b^Brls as the 
to Thief River Falls Sunday to cross ' reshit of a fire wtii'cl^brbke out early 
bats with the 2nd nine from that place; 
the occasion being the community pic- 
nic held under the auspices of the com- 
mercial club. To get even with Uood- 
ridge the Thief River Falls boys sub- 
stitued three players from the regular 
team but from the score it would ■ look 
as though it would have been a little- 
more even game if they had substituted 
ihe whole team. 

Nelson of Goodridge and Brown of 
tirygla were the battery for the far- 
mers throngh the entire game and it 
was but very few hits the county' seat 
Kunch succeeded in getting from Nel- 
sons spit-ball, while it was a plain 
suicide to attempt to steal a base as 
brown could always get the' ball 
first. . . ■ . 

The battery for the opponents was 
changed frequently but our. boys had 
iio trouble at. all in hitting trie ball, 
quite frequently for home runs; .The 
features of the game were home runs 
by Durham, of Grygla, and Nelsoti and 
Nason, of Goodridge, that of Nason be- 
ing while one of the pitchers of the re- 
gulars was in the box. It is expeoted 
a second game will be played which 
will no doubt be on the Goodridge 

t The score was 24 to 8 in favor 

Tuesday morning in, the;, rljar. Of the 
Hotel building. The exact ijalise of the 
fire is nat known but it is 'Supposed to 
have originated from a defective flue 
in the kitcii|n,... The Thief, River Falls 
Cigar Conipatiy v)j\[ch adjoins the hotel 
Was in flames before the fire depart- 
ment arrived as a. ^strong north wind 
tvas driving the flairids b'Hto the struc- 
ture. Mr. Thoreson, who occupies the 
north half of the lower fteor of the 
hotel building will undoubtedly suffer 
trie heaviest loss. The stock Valued at 
?1,200 was entirely destroyed .with no 
insurance 1 . The hotel structure owned 
by K; &.. mfilgeh of Greenbush esti- 
mates his loss at ?3,50d covered by 
there ' 52,500 insurance. W. F. Williams own- 
ed about one-third of the furniture in 
the hotel which is a total loss. He also 
has an additional loss which he con- 
siders as wholly unnecessary, which 
involved the shooting of his pet bear. 
BVuin was kept in a cage in the back- 

To Build A Bridge At High Landing 

Petitions are being circulated through- 
out Eastern Pennington County asking 
the Board of Commissioner to make an 
appropriation nut to exceed one thou- 
sand ($1,000) dollars; to build a bridge 
across the Red Lake river at High 
Landing and we urge every tax payer 
to sign same. It has been decided that 
one can be built for a small sum that 
will last for years and still be removed 
at any time thg river is made navigable 
by building two more scowa or ferry 
boats, similar to the one now in use, 
and attaching them together and an 
approach at each end. This would be a 

Continued on page 4 col. 3 

Palmers Club 


County Seat News 

Howard Geseli, a local man who 
jiossesses ambidextrous qualities, and 
who has' acclaimed himself with being a 
"Million Dollar Mystery" and "making 
more money than : any man in town" 
i\as arrested last week my* warrant 
s>orn out by rSertil Bakke.of the HoHT 
State Bank, on a . charge of issuing 
spurious cheeks in the amount of 8,000 
dollars, which probably proves his 
assertion of being a mystery. Gesell's 
system of issuing spurious cheeks is • a 
Tery intricate one and requires several 
adding machines and a standard system 
6f bookkeeping to handle them, Gesoll 
appeared in municipal court on Thurs-' 
day and the hearing set for Saturday. 
On Saturday the plaintiff refused to 
prosecute and the case was postponed , Reading: 
for a week Unless Geaell makes good Recitation: 
' (he spnr'ious checks, he will undoubtedly j Song: 
be bound over to await action by the! .. 

II NDOUBTEliLY THIS POTATO will take no prizfc It will 
U not be the only potato -entered at the Minnesota State 
Fair; Sept. 6 td 11. Its owner, however, recognizes the 
value of State Fair advertising,- and will continue to enter 
potatoes until he ddes take a prjie. Furthermore he wants 
to look Aver the million dollar; livestock show Sad .Jray a 
boar to head his herd. As he is also thinking of buyinga 
manure spreader and a silo he wants to look oyer the suit? 
able types at the 70-acre machinery £how and decide what 
to 36. His wife is to show a lemon pie, and his oldest boy 
is to exhibit some corn 1 . They sent to Secretary John C. 
Simpson, Hamline, Minn., for a premium list, looked it 
over, and decided to get into the garni. Then they all want 
to see Aviator Art Smiths ten, weeks, at the Frisco ExposU 
Hon, ttig auto polo, horse racing 1 , the fire works, auto racing, 
music, and other great features. Say, LET'S GO TOO! 
-^ .-.* -.-v--c* /•**--' r tf-J -*ri*- L l r'r ir-^ -. f ■£?*****- ",'-•*"?; , , — 

Neptune News 

Fanners in this vicinity are busy 
these days haying and harvesting. 

Ole Olson and the 1 Misses Helma a:ni 
Myrtle Mostrom aUtoed down to Thief 
River Falls last week to see the circus. 

The auction sale at H. P. Dahl's last 
Saturday was well attended and every- 
thing sold brought good prices. 

We see by the last week's Sunbeam 
that Mr. Hunt is pretty well satisfied 
with the condition df the river this sea- 
son. They probably. have better banl^ 
ddwn that way. 

The Sunbeam editor advises farmer* 

Erie News 

Local Nifts Items 

safe and cheap way of solving the to seed their low lands to clover ami 
question and the bridge would last for i timothy but does not advise us how it 
many years and, when the time came | can be done. Early in the season we 
that a different bridge was found used boats and poles up to fifteen feet 
necessary the boats could be used at . in length to get around over our 'sub-. 
other points along' the river. By all [ merged farms but the water get so 
means sign this as it will benefit the deep we had to resort to sails and oaiv 
whole community. besides what kind of stock could b$ 

pastured or what kind of tame gras^, 
could be grown or harvested while 
Under several feet of Water. The only 
j things that seem to thrive in sueh 
Christ Nisson made a business trip to | aces are f shitepokes and musk- 

Thief Rivet Falls Monday. |j at5 

James Clemenson returned Saturday 
from North Dakota, and will attend to 
his threshing outfit here, during the 

John Stangl has purchased a thresh- 
ing outfit and will be threshing in this 
vicinity during the fall. 

Carl P. Anderson is hauling lumber 
from Goodridge for a new residence on 
the Anderson Brothers farm. 

The Farmers Club, of Torgerson, held 
tHeir regular monthly meeting, at the 
home of Peder M. Olson on Saturday. 
August 7th. The club will hold its next 
meeting Sunday, August 29th. at the 
home of T. Morken. All friends and 
members of this society are kindly re- 
quested to be present. 


Roll Call 

Reading of minutes of last mooting. 
Farmers club song: By Club 
Reeita^oni.i>.>- .i -k JanM».Jphn»<in^: 
Music! Moen'XjMnesira 

Beading: Gilbert Vraa^ 

Bachelor's Song!' • ;8le Nergaard. 
Recitation! ' Alice BesanconV 

Debate! Resolved) that raising cattle 
and hogs is preferable to grain fanning 
Affirmative: T. Beiland, Gjlbert^Vraa, 
T. Morken, O. tlglem and Oscar 
Negative: Elev Aakre, Arthur Peter- 
son, Ole Nergaard, Victor Besancon 
..and CO. Wahlln. ' ' 

Herman Aakre. 
Victor Besancon. 
The Choir, 
Victor Besaneon, Sec'y. 

Subscribe for The Eleven Towns. 

Old papers for sale at this office In 5 
and 10 cent packages. 

Oluf O. Omlid of Erie, was a Good- 
ridge caller Saturday. 

, Dr. P. H." Gambell, 'phone No. .148, 
thief River Falls. Minn. 

- Get your auction sale bills printed a* 
the Eleven Towns office. 

Goodridge Restaurant 

Board by the day or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good rooms. 
Confectionery :-: x :< Soft Drinks 
Cigars x :--. Pipes x x Tobacco 
Barber Shop .'■ In Connection. 

STEPHENSEN BROS., Proprietors. 

Farm for rent. Inquire at G. N. 
depot, Thief River Falls. Minn. 

Oliver Tommerdahl of Erie, was a 
Goodridge visitor last Thursday. 

■ Bennie Rastad of Erie, wai" doing 
business in ofcr'-vilUgetart -Friday, 

t _ Barney Wayne of the' Germantown 
•tore,, was a Goodridge business caller 

v - - 

A. H. Faado4:'H**dB»«-*tll«^ 
Mvdoiag: buataffl* teourvillage laat 

some repairs for -Clemenson. day. 

They returned the I Mr- and jirs. Martin Swanson 

Give them a trial. CARIHES 
the %:eig£t w|t|ingljfcy;._ ./ 

Walter Q~iu^ip'r Thief RiwrVFalTs^-C^LtaaWrofB SbNuow clerking . f or 
was a Goodridge visitor over Sunday. p. c. Hiliettoit during MUs 0!|on'» 

The Goodridge Utiles Aid will meet sbB ' h J^V* . 
With Mrs. M. J. "Stephenson 'tHls after- ; J TeUef Bratland of Reiner and Sven 
n00 n ■'' ' rFfondahl of Star,, were Goodridge 

'■ Ole K. and'Elmer Vra» "« <***, ^>*! 8rt»*Sr. 
transacted business in dar^lllige' last: Wm. Blsblng of Star, wa» In ,Oood- 
Friday'."- ■ ' ! ridge Friday «f tar lumber to build a 

- granary on Hit homelteid In Star. 

if you Hay«. ahyi thing to,»eUot trade 

Ne'Is. Grdne's little son is reported to be 
Improving at the Qrygla Hospital, after 
his second operation. 

Jim ClemenaoR- and*r01e Strande auto- 
ed to- Thief River Falls Monday even-. 
ing for 

Threshing rig. 
same evening. j 

Misses Gena and Annie Rustad and 
brdtller Theodore autoed over to Hil{ 
River Saturday evening for a visit with 
relativea. OI*Steaode_n>ade the trip 
wlth'hia RwoV. _ 

^ n ar v e atin g is vWHtooct way in" tfils 
jocajfij' and threshing will begin in a 
Week or ten days. 

Robert McGinn and a Case threshing 
machine ag*at df Thief River Falls 
autoed out here Friday in McGinn's car. 

Ole, Kmit and Herman Sunsdahl left 
Wednesday for tile Dakota harvest 
fields with teams. 

'Mavfield News 

A; 0?^.etvig Was a business caller at 
Plummet Thursday. 

Roy Reiersgaard transacted busine^- 
at Thief River Falls Saturday. 

A. 0. L«tvig; Slttrtin Gederson, Gi'- 
bert'and Roy Reiersgaard spent a plea- 
sant evening at Ejli Reiersgaard'Satur- 
day. ■ 

Eddie Hyland rt-as doing some break- 
ing for Carl Magnell last week. 

Thora Langie and Sarah Anstad we:\ 
pleasant caller at M, T. Myrums Thurs 


Irving E. Quiet came over from 
Fosston Saturday eveningj . returning 

The creameries', of this 
shipped 64 tubs of butter from this 
station last Friday, 

vicinity . 

try an'adf fi> tie Sleven Towsa, Jt eosta 
bat a trille.«ndiaaiJ«ito brlng'twraJfa 

A threBhlng out fit gattjiig atalled at 
the Silverton crowing, delayed tha noon 
freight In getting .»td| Goodridge 
Mrs. Carl N. Jaeobson was In Thief Monday, . . i 

River Falls last Friday to have her eyes. ■■.:-,., . .... ! .,, \ 

fitte'd with glasses, ' |, Loa » a "f 6 . « T P ™" d i"™V« 

: 'low rate of interest with ■ Stephen 

Ole O. Strande of Erie, autoed up to singer, Call and get rate before plac- 

Goodridge Monday morning after a jn g yonr ]oan e i mw here, 

barrel of gaaoline, , ^^ R . ce ^^ ^ u§ 

Carl Anderson is hauling lumber from California trip last wee*. He does not 


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Goodridge with which to build a dwell 
ing on his fine farm near Erie. 

CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief River 
Falls, for prize lists. 

A Soo engine and coach has been 
doing the business of the Electric line 
the past few days while the Electric 
car has been undergoing a general 

The Winton & Nichols Lumber Com- 

u ! pany have purchased four more lumber 
H yards located at Holt, Middle River, 
"1. Hazel and Radium. This makes eight 

a pleasant Sunday at Ole Hegland. 

Joren Hegland came home for aahort. 
visit with Ilia folks Sunday. 

The Farmers tllub, held at W. Swan-. 
sqn waa well attended and the Okl-.v 
ba&dvf nrniahe(£ tha .music 

The following have paid on subscri,)- . 
tion the past week.— 
A. H. Fasel, D. Pj O'nidI, George A 
Nelson,- Edward Hagerson, Hon. H 
Bterfnerson,- James Clemenson, Carl '!'. 
Anderson, H. E. Ives, J. W. LaBiee, 
John Koyum,' John 0. Larson, EdwoK 
FoBberg and Arne Arneson. 


Ktivy and Shllf Hardware, Stoves and Tinware 

We Alio Handle All Kinds of Paints and Oils, 

Gasoline and Kerosene 

Our stock is all new. *No second hand goods. 
When in town call and see us. 

Livery and Feed Barn 

If you want an Auto or Horse Livery you 
should patronize those who help in building up our .;. 
town. ■.'_-. 

We have invested a large amount of money in 
helping to build up Goodridge and feel entitled 'to 
•your patronage as long as our charges are reasonable , 
and we treat you right. 

City Dray Lirie In Connection 





i : M^k 

^ii a siii 5 «i^isii^ 



I yards now owned by the company. 

! The first load of grain to be marketed 

j in Goodridge was brought in by W. J. 

! Holbrook of Grygla last Friday. It was 
rye raised on the farm of Otto Hole 
and Hanson & Barzen paid him 68 cents 
per bushel. 

Otto Lee has completed his new silo 
and as an initiation deposited 95 tons of 

i mammouth clover ip it, all of which 
was taken^offotlS. acres of land. This 
is the flrs^ silo erected in this section.. 
Who says this Isn't*. Clover Country?— 
Grygla Eagle,' 

Two of ..the Jelle 'Brotfiefs visited 
Goodridge last Saturday and made this 
office a pleasant call. They inform ils 
that they now have their threshing out- 
fit in good repair and will be ready to 
do Work in Eastern Pennington Cotinty 
as soon as the farmers are feady. 

James Cleinensdn of HodplIT tfortb 
Dakota, ftrrfyed hete 'Saturday and mill 
start sHock tjjrgshing at once in the 
vicinity of Eriawjtfj,'tlie outfit owned 
!by himself and. .tu-otber^Ghris. While 
in Goodridge be made tbl^office.apleas- 
an,t call and added his name to our sub- 
scription list 

seem to be Very much impressed with 
the country west of the rockies. 

P. P. Palmer, A. W. Hanson, Even 
Sjulstad, Andrew Tofteland and Wm. 
Lueck, farmers from the southeast, 
were in town Saturday and dropped in 
to sign the petition for bridge at High 

H, A. Halvorson and Idan Thoreson 
made a trade last week by which Mr. 
Thoreson because the owner of some 
South Dakota land and Mr. Halvorson, 
the owner of a fine 80 acres of land 
west of Erie, 

H. A. Melbye of Bagley, Boiler 
Inspector for this district) was in Uood- £ 
ridge Friday of last week. He found J 
but one steam boiler here, but several in | B 
this vicinity. Ole J. Olsonlof Hilda, is I I 

driving him over this territory.- 1 1 


Those in favor Of a bridge will please ■, 
call and sign petition which you will [ 
find at the post office in Rhoda, High 
Landing, Kratka, Erie and Sunbeam, 
Neptune, also at the residences of W. 
HcAndress and Frank Lundeen and at 
the Eleven Towns office. 

Now that you are sure df a good crop 
and will- hay*,. setae ready money why 
not carry out, that resolution yod made 
some time ago,,,.to ,name your farm and 
have statitmgry.t.Illfrtea for your home 
use. It IB ttgoydjiifoafc coWaibiJt little 
and will afford you a ({rest deal of 




: ) M in a »ono>ionm ) MncJ')0' »oo»ono»o"0"«3"0"0"* a " c( '^ 

J. M. Bishop, Pres. Jay Payne, Vice Prcs. 

Farmers State Bank 

■■ y -iC ib i'r 

S. I. Milleri Sunt. of. the Atlantic 
Elevator Company) was ffere Jast ?»eek ; 
getting everything in ruadidess. for the ! 
crop that will soon be coming hi The ■ 
company have afine building and every- \ 
thingin good working order and with-! 
out doubt will get' their share of the . 
bnm'per crop that is now being harvest- j 
ed.- :"■•, :'''.'.''". 


Capital and Surplus $12,006 

Offers you the best service obtainable 
in Check and Saving Accounts 



Tfift will have a new' set of Safe 
Deposit Boxes for rent by Sept. 1st. 

Demi In And 6ei Acquainted 

Farriers State Bank 

Nick Buhdruind, Cashier 

- Minnesota 

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The Strange Adventures 
«■ of Christopher Poe 

Stories of Strange Cases Solved in Secret by a Banker-Detective 

(Copyright, 1915, by TV. G. Chapman.) 




. Christopher Foe sat in a Pullman 
on. his way to Mexico, reading about 
the town of Catorce in his red, flexible- 
covered guide book. He had left New 
Orleans after setting the Twirley 
Twins on the right track, expecting to 
spend- two weeks In old Mexico before 
Returning to New York. 
' As the train raced along through for- 
ests of cacti and acres of century 
plants, Foe re-read, the following in* 
formation with much interest: 

Catorce, point of departure for 
( the mining town of the same name 
in the adjacent hills. The sta- 
tion is about one mile from the 
foothills, where the train begins. 
Real de Catorce, about 14 kl- 
loms. from the railway station, Is 
- poised on the slope of a preclp- . 
itous mountain 9,045 feet above 
sea level, In the center of one of 
the richest silver-producing re- 
gions in the world. 
' No wheeled vehicle was ever Been 
In the narrow, precipitous streets 
of the town, and good hotels are 
Just as scarce. The only malson la 
that of Senor Rafael Saleido. 
1 The region roundabout is fairly 
bursting with mineral wealth, and 
there are many mines. Catorce 
(fourteen)) derives Its name from 
14 infamous outlaws who once in- 
- S fested that region. 

The puff-eyed conductor, an obsequi- 
ous Mexican with sun-shrunk skin, 
stopped beside the American traveler 
and asked in English:- 

"Well, senor, have you made up 

your mind to leave us at Catorce?" ;. 

"I believe bo," answered Foe. "You 

Kay you can recommend It because It 

Isn't tourist-ridden?" 

"Yes. You will find few English- 
speaking people there. It is quite a 
jwild place. You will sleep In a hole, 
fend have difficulty in getting anything 
ifit to eat!" 

"Sounds tempting! I've an old 
Iriend, a mining engineer-; I believe 
lie's up here pulling silver out of' the 
)earth somewhere. I think I'll stop off, 
If you'll be good enough to vise this 
ticket to Mexico City." 

A minute later the dusty train camo 
(to a stop at a little adob'e village con- 
sisting of a hollow square of baked 
pnud houses glaring in the sun; a scat- 
tering of maimed, ragged natives run- 
ning along beside the train, begging 
•piteously in high-pitched voices, "Un 
ccntissime, senor, un centissime!" 
end a handful of native women with 
large, shapely, small-necked water 
[battles of pottery, catching scalding 
iT.-o.ter from the waste-pipe of the high- 
shouldered steam engine. 
' Poe stepped down and beckoned to 
a twisty, frog-faced fellow standing 
[beside a group of moth-eaten burros 
.ton the caked earth Btation platform. 
■ "Cargador— Catorce?" cried the 
[guide messenger, taking the suit case 
Jlrom the traveler's hand, and pointing 

to the trail twisting up the mountain 
tto Real de Catorce. 

The tourist nodded his head, and 
mounted a scrubby little sand horse 
;wuich a boy with a guitar and black 
:Eun glasses brought from a cool black 
stable near by. 

Half an hour later a gay little file of 
(burros was winding through the foot- 
hills up the trail to the mining town/ 
•headed by Poe on "one horse, a flve- 
ifoot Spanish sword jangling at the 
side of his saddle; behind came the 
iolack-spectacled boy astride a patient 
burro, his long legs dangling to the 
'ground .at either Bide of the animal, 
hi3 guitar swung on a gay ribbon slid- 
ing across his thin high ' shoulders; 
HLXt a pleasant-faced old woman sit' 
Iting sidewlse on a braided fiber pad 
El rapped to a wabbly-legged burro; 
.the woman carried a large natural lin- 
«!i umbrella, and fanned herself slow- 
ly with a palm leaf. Behind came a 
,dozen burros carrying casks, packages, 
khe traveler's suit case and a load of 
sombreros; all being urged ahead by 
[the little guide walking along, frog- 
ilegged, shouting "Buhrrroooo!" and 
"'Stuuuuh!" at the stupid little sand 

The dusty caravan mounted the 
jEteep trail at a monotonous pace, 
Stopping only once for a drink of wa- 
ter beside a wayside sepulcher mark- 
ing the resting place, of a weary trav- 
eler who never reached Real-' de Ca- 

As they scrambled over the pebbly 
road, the burro boy pushed his "black 
glasses high on his forehead, and 
leaning back on his little mount 
strummed a drowsy Spanish tune. 
fPoe dropped back beside the boy, and 
watched him play. As the boy fin- 
ished, the banker smiled his apprecia- 
tion, and leaning over, touched a ring 
on the boy's finger, asking in Span- 
"Where did you get that?* 
The boy glanced at it with- con- 
scious pride, and flashed the white 
atone in- the sun. At first he waspre- 
iuctant to reply, then he said quickly 
in his native tongue: 

"An American gave it me for quick 
ride down the mountain." 

"When?" asked the traveler, Idly 
Inspecting the cheap Imitation dia- 

"Last night" Tho boy swung the 
guitar back to its place across bis 
Bhoulders, slipped off the burro In 

front of a lane between two = mod 
walls, and waved his hand. "Adlos," 
he said. "I spend the night here with 
a friend." ; 

The caravan continued for half a 
mile further through . steep streets 
paved by hand with small pebbles, the 
smoothness of which' indicated that 
they .had served the sure hoofs of bur- 
ros for centurleB. At the malson of 
Senor Rafael Saleido the banker dis- 
mounted, paid his guide, and asked 
the direction to a great silver mine 
where he hoped to find his friend. 

Having reached the office of the 
mine through several abrupt, twisty 
streets, Foe opened the door and 
asked a black-haired Mexican youth if 
Mr. Relchmann were in. The boy di- 
rected him into a second room, and 
there a short, stout, blonde German- 
American stared at the traveler, and 
rushed up to him, grasping hiB hand 
firmly and crying: 

"My old friend Chris Foe, .by all 
that's Btrange!" 

"Yes. What's the matter, Blllle?" 
asked Foe, as he glanced from a low- 
browed Mexican with saggy stomach- 
and pouchy eyelids to an open safe In 
the corner, and then completed the 
triangle by bringing his gaze back to 
Relchmann, who he noticed for the 
first time was perspiring profusely. 

"Oh, confound it!" said Relchmann 
quickly. "There's the devil to pay 

"Will you please speak In Spanish, 
so I can understand?" said the pouchy 
little Mexican firmly, stepping up be- 
side Relchmann. 

"I was only telling my friend I waB 
in a hole," said Relchmann, knowing 
that Foe could speak enough Spanish 
to get along. "Senor Terranova, allow 
me to introduce my friend, Senor 
Christopher Poe, the New York bank- 

Senor Terranova took two military 
steps forward, bowed formally, and 
put out his hand limply,' as though of- 
fering a dish rag. 

"Who "robbed the safe?" asked Poe 
in Spanish, looking idly at the big, old- 
fashioned American safe, yawning 

"That's just it!" cried Relchmann. 
"It was done last night, Senor Ter- 
ranova, I am afraid, is under the Im- 
pression' that I robbed it." 

"I have not accused," said the Mexi- 
can quickly. 

"May I* ask what was in It?" Foe 
turned to Relchmann. 

"I haven't a notion what was In the 
silver and crystal casket The safe is 
the personal property of Senor Terra- 
nova, president of our mine." 

'There is no use concealing the con- 
tents longer!" cried the Mexican, 
standing back dramatically, and point- 
ing his finger at a mass of debris In 
the corner, among which Poe recog- 
nized slabs of crystal, bones, dust, and 
the glint of silver. "That safe con- 
tained the remains of Cortes, together 
with a priceless chalchituitl put in 
his mouth, as a heart, on burial ac- 
cording to the old custom." 

'Cortes, the Great Conqueror?" 
cried Reichmann. 

"No other,' answered Senor Terra- 

"Then you are a relative of the duke 
of Terranova, who was supposed to 
have taken the remains of Cortes to 
Palermo for safe burial when the mob 
of 1S23, mad with the centennial cele- 
bration of their independence, wanted 
to break open his tomb and scatter the 
ashes of the great commander," said 
Poe, deeply interested. 

"Exactly. My name tells that In- 
stead of taking tlje bcdy to Palermo, 
however, it was brought here at night 
from Mexico City, and here- it has re- 
mained ever since, unknown to the 

"But why should anybody steal the 
skull of Cortes?" queried Reichmann, 
perspiring. "They left his bones, all 
but the head." 

The little Mexican cast a suspicious 
glance at the mine manager, and an- 

"Ah, that's the only important part; 
In the mouth lies a chalchituitl, a 
green jade stone, prized above all 
gems by the Aztecs. It was stolen for 

"But I am no Aztec, I don't prize 
any historic jewels of Mexico," cried 
Reichmann excitedly. "Yet you say 
you think an American did It" 

"I think an American stole the skull 
for the jewel that was In it and the 
gold which, surrounded all," answered 
Senor Terravona decisively. "Besides, 
there are few Mexicans around here 
clever enough to open such a safe." 

"It is not, however, a very good 
safe," remarked Christopher Poe, who 
had stooped to examine the door of 
the massive steel structure. "It's an 
antique pattern. Most any clever 
crook with a knowledge of tumblers 
could open it in half an hour's time." 

The mine president drew himself np 
with dignity. 

"I do not believe It could be opened 
by anyone who did not have the com- 
bination, and Mr. Reichmann here had 
access to the company safe in which a 
duplicate of the combination of this 
casket container, was filed." 

"My dear sir," said Poe, picking a 

shining little article out of a crack in 

I the floor and testing the point of It 

.with his forefinger as he addressed the 
Mexican directly, "your suspicions are 
absurd. You are only excited beyond, 
your self-control by this great loss^ 
If you will allow me, I think with this 
fine needle here in my fingers I can 
prick a little hole in the - black veil 
that will throw a light on this mys- 

He held up an exceedingly fine em- 
broidery needle. The other two men 
stared at it wonderingly. 

"What do you argue from that?" 
aBked Senor Terranova anxiously. 

"It Is something accidentally drop- 
ped by the person who robbed your 
safe of its historic treasure. Look at 
it carefully." He dropped the needle 
on his palm and held it out plainly be- 
fore the wondering, eyes" of the anxious 
pair. "What would you -argue from 
that needle?" 

Neither spoke, but both stood Blar- 
ing silently at the thin hair of steel. 

"You don't use a needle in any part 
of your business, do you?" 

"No," answered Reichmann slowly. 

"Ill give you this much of a hint 
This is the finest make of embroidery 
needle; it is made in Japan," said Poe, 
smiling grimly, "Doesn't that suggest 

"That it was a Japanese who rob- 
bed the safe?" cried Senor Terranova 

"Maybe one of those little Japanese 
professors that come here sometimes 
to study the mines!" cried Reich- 
mann Hlumlnatlngly. 

"Yes, was It?" added the anxipuB 

"Few men, even Japanese, use fine 
little embroidery needles like this," 
smiled Poe. "I don't believe any Jap- 
anese man ever carried one about 
with him." , 

"A woman, then? A Japanese 
woman?" cried Reichmann. 

"I leave that to your vivid imagina- 
tion," answered Poe. "Meantime I 
would like to assure Senor Terranova," 
he bowed to that gentleman, "that his 
suspicions are quite false, and that if 
he will agree to keep the matter quiet 
I will guarantee to give him news of 
the real thief within five days." 

"But what guaranty have I?" asked 
the Mexican sullenly. 

"You have done business with our 
bank," said Poe steadily. "You have 
heard of me, and know I have no other 

T-will loan- yon a good horse!" of- 
feredSenor-Terranova, jumping to his 
feet, evidently impressed by the en- 
ergetic manner of the New York bank- 

Christopher Poe managed to find the 
place where the burro boy with the 
guitar and black spectacles had left 
the caravan. On questioning the 
youth he learned that the person who 
had given him the glass ring was a 
man, an American, with a sombrero, a 
suit-case; and a red water-bottle. 

"Could the person have been a Japa- 
nese?" asked Senor Terranova, who 
had accompanied Poe. 
'J'No, senor." 
' "Or a woman disguised as a man?" 

"No, senor." 

"There!" cried the Mexican. "That 
upsets your theory at the very start" 

Christopher Poe only smiled, thrust 
the fine needle he had found at the 
mine office .under his coat lapel, and 
set out alone, but for a servant to re- 
turn with Terranova's horse. 

By reckless riding down the stum- 
bly stony trail Poe managed to just 
make the train. Settling himself com- 
fortably in a day coach, he occupied 
the time till midnight reading a novel, 
then he dozed until nearly three 
o'clock, when the train pulled in at 
Mexico City. 

Having left his suit-case with a ho- 
tel runner at the station. Foe sum- 
moned a cab and asked the driver in 
Spanish: "Where is most of the fun 
at the Carnival?" 

The Metropole is the place. Every- 
body Is there. It is just beginning. 
All the girls; dancon, senor, dancon — 
the beautiful motion!" 

"Yes. That's exactly where I want 
to go," decided Foe. Is it a masked 
ball tonight?" 

"It is carnival time. Everybody in 
Mexico Is masked," answered the cab- 
man, clucking to his bony horse. 

"Oh, to be sure; and we won't he 
too late for the fun?" 

"No. It is just beginning. At two 
o'clock they began to come and they 
will be doing great things at four." 

Christopher Poe leaned back in the 
blue-flagged conveyance, and enjoyed 
snatches of song coming to him occa- 
sionally from merry-making peasants 
homeward bound, and took in cool 
vistas of palm-fringed parks. It was 
a fine fresh night, much the best part 

"Did you get the 

purpose than helping out you and 
Senor Reichmann. I have a letter 
from your consul at Washington in- 
troducing me to you, if you like." 

"Oh. I know. You are right I was 
so excited. If you have any idea at' 
all who stole the skull, please act 
upon it at once, I beseech you, Senor 
Poe, M The Mexican's attitude changed 
abruptly; he dropped into a chair, and 
looked np at Poe helplessly. "What 
about the needle and the Jap woman? 
How did she do it?" 

"Ill explain when I have the facts 
to back up . my theories," , answered 
Poe. "For the present, 1b there any 
train into Mexico City tonight?" 

"There's the one at seven o'clock," 
answered Reichmann. "But why go to 
Mexico City? This safe was openfed 
only last night; . we didn't discover it 
until I unlocked the office at noon to- 
day. Whoever turned the trick must 
still be in town." 

"I don't know so," replied Poe. 
"The mozo who came along with our 
burros had a false diamond ring he 
said somebody gave him for a quick 
trip down the mountain to the train 
last night I'll go hunt up this boy 
again, question him, and then take 
the seven o'clock to Mexico City.' 

"But why to Mexico V* repeated 

"Because that la the center, a city 
so important that you people who live 
here Just say 'Mexico' when you speak 
of it, the same as we in America say 
Bimply *New York.' Mexico City is 
the safest place for a thief to market 
stolen goods. Besides, there's the car- 
nival on now, and I've always heard 
that clever criminals of every class 
like to take in all the good times there 
are to be had. Come! Ill have to 
make a quick trip down the mountain 

of the day in the city, and when the 
carriage came at last to the gay quar : 
ter where the Metropole was located 
there was much excitement afoot 

Dismissing the cab at the door, 
Christopher Poe paid hie peso for ad- 
mission, and stepped into a wild swirl 
of gayety. A macked ball in that quar- 
ter at carnival time was a mill of wild, 
reckless, profligate folly running ram- 
pant All those of the demi-monde 
were there, thieves and gamblers, pros- 
titutes and politicians, bull-fighters, 
reckless miners, ranchmen and sol- 
diers of fortune. 

Poe purchased a clown suit from a 
vender, climbed into it drew a mask 
down over his face, and plunged into 
the reckless whirlpool of dancers. 

Poe rushed for a drinking-table, and 
dragged the group of devils along, 
treating them lavishly to beer and 

Then the floor was cleared, and the 
Spanish band struck up a barbarous, 
fascinating, luring can-can, to which 
the dancers swayed In unison, work- 
ing np to a pitch of passion, the cli- 
max of which was denoted by a blur 
of cymbals and drum-sticks. 

-During this performance Poe strolled 
about on the outer edge of the dan- 
cers, entering into the play, pulling 
off wigs, throwing confetti Into mouths 
recklessly stretched in laughter, pindh- 
ing playful people who chased him, 
carrying on the carousal aa crazlly as 
the rest 

There was one girl creating a sen- 
sation in that dance. She wan a finely 
formed little woman costumed «a a 
water-carrier of Tehuantepec; • the 
peasant-girl, costume exactly suited 
her, and she carried- a amallsinouthed 
red water-bottle gracefully on her 
shoulder throughout the undulating, 

ImyseUU I want, to catch that train.** Jrhythmlo dance in ttme^to the aenso- 

Sus, tropical music of the band. 
"Cleopatra!" cried Poe apprecia- 

The girl turned, and tossed him a 
kiss. Those who were watching 
laughed. She caught her partner, an- 
other attractive girl, dressed in short 
circus-girl skirts and wearing only 
an eye-mask, more firmly about the 
waist and began a new series of sinu- 
ous swayings to the delight of the 
gleeful onlookers. 

'' Just then the dance-master's staff 
came down in three rapid thumps, 
and the whole hall-full dashed at a 
large, lurid-hued papier-mache, pear, 
hanging from the center of the ceiling 
by many-colored ribbons. 

They leaped and struck at it, trying 
to break it open that its store of can- 
dies, fruits, and favors might be corn- 
ucopiaed out and caught in the strain- 
ing hands. 

The two girls, being near the center 
of the hall, leaped to a position direct- 
ly beneath the pear. The more attrac- 
tive one, in the peasant-girl's costume, 
caught her companion by the leg, and 
helped her to an instant's unsteady 
perch on her shoulder. 

The girl in circus skirts made a 
frantic grasp, and struck the pear, 
breaking it open so that the gcodies 
dropped out among the scrambling 
dancers. For a moment she remained 
poised, crying in the pure, ringing 
Castllian tongue: 
"Now I shall have the chalchihuitl 
Poe, who had rushed in to fight for 
the favors, helped her as she jumped 
down beside the water-carrier girl 
and was quick to hear a whispered, 
"Yes, you win it," -from the one in 
peasant's garb. 

The scramble for favors having 
finished, another series of thumps 
with the butt of the big stick in the 
dance-master's hands called them all 
to a hilarious reel. It became more 
of a reel each minute, fcr all had 
drunk their fill of beer and pulque, 
and the last exhilarating hour was at 

Christopher Poe leaped in, and 
snatched tho girl with the circus skirts 
away from her partner in spite of the 
objection of both. By clever twisting 
•and weaving : in and out among the 
dancers, he managed to evade the 
peasant-girl, who pursued frantically 
He danced his partner about until she 
was dizzy and plead with him to stop. 
Then he dropped her in a corner seat, 
and pressed a glass of pulque on her, 
asking at the same moment: 
"Did you get the chalchihuitl?" 
"No. Not yet!" cried the girl, pant 
Ing. "Find my partner. We mustn't 
get lost. We must go home together." 
"Your partner's safe." answered 
Poe, bobbing up to stand in front of 
the circus-riding masquerader, as he 
saw the fascinating girl with the wa- 
ter-jug pushing through tho dazed 
dancers toward them. Grasping a fel- 
low In a bulky Chanticleer suit, Poe 
swung him around, pointed to the : 
spent girl in the corner, cried, "Mere's 
a pheasant hen for you!" and whirled 
away in time to catch the approaching 
peaji?.nt-girl about the waist and join 
In the mad revelry. 

The girl repulsed him violently, 
with almost masculine strength, but 
Poe, with an outward show of affec- 
tion, crushed her tight to his bosom, 
using all his strength, and holding her 
so closo she could scarcely breathe. 

A sudden series of thumps from the 
master's staff announced abruptly 
that this would bo the last dance. It 
was the signal for a depraved, utterly 
demoralized jumble of extravagant 
motions, lewd cries, ear-splitting 
curses, staggering blows, and a few 
pistol-shots. It was the moment of 
utter demoralization; the dance had 
gone to pieces, It was a mad bottle- 
smashing, hellish riot. 

Poe took advantago of the confusion 
to strengthen his hold on the strug- 
gling girl by slipping his sinewy arm 
around her neck with all appearance 
of sentiment, but effectively choking 
her; with his other hand he caught 
the water-bottle from her frantic 
grasp, tucked it under his arm, and 
was about to tighten his hold on the 
girl's neck when she suddenly man- 
aged to twist out of his- desperate 
clutch, stagger back, scream, "Cabron! 
Cabron!" in a very mannish voice, and' 
let drive a smashing blow straight into 
Poo's face. 

Foe raised the heavy red water-bot- 
tle, and smashed it full into the mask- 
ed face. The blow carried the girl's 
mask with it, and revealed the cut and 
bleeding face of a man, wearing a 
woman's wig. Following up his stroke, 
Poe hit the fellow fairly in the face, 
and as he keeled' over caught him on 
one arm and with the other picked up 
a hideous skull*, which the water-bottle 
had contained. 

Holding the unconscious form of the 
man who had so effectively masked as 
a woman, Poe held high the grinning 
skull, and cried: 

"Cortes! Cortes! The skull of tho 
Great Conquerori Found at last!" 

Those who heard sent up a wild 
drunken laugh. 

"See!** cried Poe, dexterously re- 
moving a striking greenish gem from 
a purse he found concealed about the 
neck of the man he had struck down.j 
He placed the stone between the 
gleaming teeth In the death's head., 

"See! See! It is the genuine chal- 
chihuitl that was buried with him to 
serve as a heart for him in heaven; 
for he had no heart on earth." 

Another yell of ribald laughter 
greeted this sally. The girl in the 
circus ekirts, at sight of the gem, 
staggered from the seat in which Poe 
had dropped her, and tried to get at 
him, screaming that it was hers; but 
others pushed hack the drunken jade, 
and Foe, the dance having come to its 
climax, slipped through the crowd, 
supporting the unconscious masker on 
his arm, and dropped limply with his 
burden into a closed cab just aa the 
blare of tho last garish not© ot Uu 

d£uce died out Tha exeeii stone v-i 
Cortes ' was safely stowed in hi3 

He drove at once to the Iturbide 
Hotel, where" his suit-case bad been 
sent and engaged a room for himsell 
and his friend — a pal of his dressed as 
a woman, he explained to the clerk, 
who thought it a good joke that tho 
man in the woman's wig nad got dead 
drunk and was just coming to with the 
rays of dawn. 

Christopher Poe, having fortified 
himself with the short nap on his rido 
to Mexico City, sat up and waited 
while the masker regained conscious- 
ness, slipped off into slumber, and 
partly repaired the liquor stupor he 
had been in. Then Poe awakened him 
gently, told him how he cime to bo 
there, and asked abruptly: . 

"How much did you think the Na- 
tional Museum here would give you 
for tho skull and the gold and silver 
plates engraved with proofs showing 
that in the casket from which they 
■were torn reposed the real remains of 

The fellow looked up stupidly, and 
answered in American: 

"I guess you've got the whole dope, 
if you even know what I stole it for." 
"I certainly have. Wait n moment 
I'll sketch it to you. Some native 
told you that it was surmised around 
Catorce that Cortes was burled some- 
where there. You went up and inves- 
tigated,, pretended to bo a miner. You 
got on the trail of the fact that it was 
in the old safe at Senor Terranova's 
office. You bribed a peon_ to help you. 
with a glass ring or something easily 
swallowed by the gullible fellow." 
. "Ilow'd you guess that?" 

"That's what you gave the mule 
boy for taking you down to the rail- 
road station in a hurry, after you'd 
pulled off tho trick and hidden the 
skull in that false-bottomed water- 
bottle which looked as though it 
couldn't possibly take in anything 
larger than a hickory nut through that 
ismall opening at the top." 

"You've got me!" cried tho prisoner, 
dropping back limp on the bed, and 
holding his head between his hands. 
"But how'd I work the combination 
on that safe which held old Cortes? 
I've got you there!" 

"Oh, no," answered Poe with a re- 
served fc'mile. "That is just as evident 
to mo as the. fact that you couldn't re- 
sist coming down to the carnival, 
picking up a gay girl, and in the ex- 
citement of tho dance uroiiiUliiK to 
give her tho chalchihuitl, the v.xrth of 
which here in Mexico you probably un- 
derestimated, basing your hopes en- 
tirely on selling the skull of Cortes 
to the government for several thou- 
sand pesos." 

"Your logic Isn't half bad," answer- 
ed the reckless fellow, suddenly leap- 
ing to his feet and jerking out a iliin 
stiletto, his belt buckle .serving as a 
handle for the cleverly contrived 
weapon sheated in tho leather girdlo 
that supported his trousers. 

Poe, unprepared and unarmed, 
sprang to his feet, and watched the 
fellow, closely, nervously fingering his 
coat lapel. 

•With a maniacal glint In his slit- 
like eyes, the thief snarled, his teeth 
baring partly between hi3 thin/wom- 
anish lips. 

"I entertained you this ir.orning by 
dancing like a girl and let Ling vou 
knock me out; now suppose you amuso 
mo by stepping into that snug little 
clothes-closet behind you a:::l pretend- 
ing .you're a mummy, while I walk 
downstairs"and out ol the kg at door?" 
Christopher Poo did not turn to 
look behind at Die -closet dour; his 
upper lip j?rked in a sneering smile. 

"Don't be fooli;;h!" ho said calmly. 
"You aren't going to. get away." 

"What do you moan?" screamed.the 
other. "Another bluff? Yen /m't 
fool me! Samo line of talk you gavo 
me about knowing bow 1 worked that 

"Oh, that's too small a matter to 
mention. I was going to (rive you a 
chanco to reform, but I guess you 
aren't a decent enough sort to waste 
one's time on." 

The stocky little man twisted his ' 
womanish waist, _ thrust forward hia 
full chest, and leaped on l'oe, the 
stiletto aimed for his breast. 

Poe "stood steady in tho path of tho 
stroke, but as the blaxlo descended, 
quick as a flash he jerked the slender 
embroidery needle from his coat lapel, 
and thrust it deep into the cheek of 
his adversary- A scream of pain, and 
the stiletto dropped from a paralyzed 

"Cabron! You dirty gringo!" cried 
the thief. 

Poe simply tripped him backward- 
onto the bed from which he had leap- 
ed with the drawn dagger; he held the 
crimson-tipped needle before the slit 
like eyes of the criminal, his hand 
trembling slightly with anger. 

"There, you fool'" he exclaimed, 
with unusual -warmth. "You would 
have It It's your own needle. I found 
it where^ou dropped it when you pull- 
ed it out of the- upper skin of your ton* 
gue back there at Senor Terranova'a 
safe. I hope yon don't think' I'm such 
a fossil that I don't know that a pro- 
fessional safe-opener often aids hio 
sense of touch by thrusting the finest 
Japanese embroidery needle procur- 
able through the upper skin of hia 
tongue so that when the other end of 
the needle Is applied to the dial on 
the safe and the knob slowly turned 
the sensitive tongue nerves register 
more accurately than the finger-tip?, 
each tumbler as it drops.. It's the best 
possible method, but when a man ii 
using it It would be quite worth hia 
while to pick up bis needlo instead of 
throwing It on tho floor whnr©' so run 
one might step on It wlih bare feet. 
It was most Unhousewlfely of ycu, and 
yon such a. capable femalo Imperson- 

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Two Astounding Facts Noticed on Battle Lines by Edward B. Clark 
Are That It Is Almost Impossible for Artillerymen to Hit an 
Aeroplane and Almost Equally Impossible for an Avia- 
tor to Hit Selected Target With a Bomb. 

HE old rule that sons of 
able men don't amount 
much Is ill observed in the 
United States. A notable 
case in point is John Hays 
Hammond, Jr., son of the 
mining engineer and finan- 

Just at present young 
Hammond is getting 
greater publicity than his lather. It 
seems probable that the German 
army technicians have, appropriated 
his thermit shell, which will gnaw its 
way through steel girders. His wire- 
less-controlled torpedo for harbor de- 
fense is about to be adopted by the 
United States military services. He 
will probably sit some day on Secre- 
tary of the Navy Daniels' new board 
of inventors, with Edison and Ford 
' and Steinmetz. 

This is considerable progress for 
even a young American to make in 
five years out of college. Hammond 
follows right after his dad In that un- 
official gazette of celebrities, "Who's 
Who In America." We learn there 
that the inventor was born in San 
Francisco April 13, 1888. He is there 
fore twenty-seven years old. 

Hammond, is a hard-bitten young 
American, to use a phrase of Sir Ar- 
■ ihur Conan Doyle. Just at the "tango 
age," when with his father's great 
wealth he could cut a wide swath in 
gay and frivolous society, he has de- 
voted his days and nights to abstruse 
calculations, endless blueprints and 
sputtering dynamos. 

His keen, lean face and spare figure 
remind one .much of Henry Ford. 
Both men are hard-headed, practical 
Yankees, without a bit of .fusB or pa- 
laver about them, 

Reading further In our "Who's 
Who." we find that in 1912, two years 
after his graduation from the Sheffield 
Scientific school of Yale university, 
Mr., Hammond was a delegate by ap- 
pointment of the United States gov- 
ernment to the Radio-Telegraphic con- 
vention at London. 

He is, moreover, the treasurer and 
chairman of the committee on mem- 
bership of the Institute of Radio-Engi- 
neers, a member of the advisory com- 
mittee of the aerodynamic laboratory 
of the Smithsonian institution, and a 
member of the Royal Society of Arts 
of London. 

All this Mr. Hammond has done 
with three yeara still to go to the 
thirty mark— not by being an infant 
prodigy, but by hard work, by driving 
every nerve and fiber of his wiry body 
at full speed. 

Mr. Hammond has an office in lower 
Broadway, New York city, but has 
done most of his work in the- more 
Inspiring and less distracting atmos- 
phere of a beautiful little slate-roofed 
laboratory situated in the side of a 
crag overlooking the water at Glouces- 
ter, Mass. Here he has conducted the 
Important experiments which may 
mean much to America some day in 
repelling a powerful enemy. 

Nikola Tesla was the pioneer fn tel- 
automatlcs, as the branch of electri- 
cal science to which Mr. Hammond 
has devoted himself is called. Tel- 
automatics is the control of mechani- 
cal movements at a great distance, by 
means of wireless waves. 

Mr. Hammond is not the first person 
to control a water craft at a distance 
by wireless. But he is the first man 
to do this effectively. He has taken 
out more than one hundred patents to 
protect his -inventions. Incidentally 
he has spent ?50,000 in experiments. . 
Until Mr. Hammond improved on 
L the previous devices, it was riot pos- 
sible to guide by wireless a torpedo 
making a greater speed than eight 
miles an hour, and even 'then it was 
Impossible to prevent the interference 
of a hostile wireless apparatus. . 

The young inventor has solved both 
these difficulties. He can control a 
boat or torpedo, making 33 knots, or 
38 miles an hour. Wireless transmit- 
ters much more powerful than his own 
have tried in vain to check the direc- 
tion of his boat. 

The secretary of war, Mr. Hammond 
recently announced, has recommended 
that the Hammond system be pur- 
chased by this government and be 
kept as an American secret. 

If congress will appropriate the 
money a number of wireless plants 
and torpedo units to be directed by 
radio will be constructed. One of the 

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{Etftfl Correspondent of the Western Newi- 
' paper Union.) 

Farts. — Pont-a-Mousson on the Mo- 
selle river has been bombarded by the 
Germans two 
hundred and 
twenty times? 
since last Sep- 
tember and yet 
Pont -a-Mousson 
Is still on the 
map. This little 
French village 
is under almost 
constant, b o m- 
bardment, not 
because of any 
particular de- 
sire perhaps of 
the foe to de- 
stroy. It ruth- 
lessly but prob- 
a b 1 y because 
the wisn is to 
prevent the 
French from as- 
sembling large 
forces of troops within its limits, and 
also to keep them from placing bat- 

In the Tulleries garden for more than 
half an hour while the machine circled 
above her head. Finally she started 
back to her hotel and had just reached 
it when the supposed French biplane 
dropped eight bombs, one after anoth- 
er, in fairly rapid succession'. 

The Eiffel Tower rears Its head one 
thousand feet above . the plane of 
Paris. It is ur*d as a wireless tele- 
graph station and on the platform at 
its top are mounted several antiair- 
craft guns. The German biplane 
which was disguised as a Frenchman 
was attempting to "take the life" of 
the Eiffel tower. The eight bombs 
which the German let fall were aimed 
at the tower, but the bomb nearest to 
the mark fell nearly half a mile 
away from it 

One of the Marvels. 

The poor success which aviators 
have In hitting the things they aim 
at is one of -the marvels of the pres- 
ent warfare. 

Not long ago there was an account 
of an attack made through the air on 
a German depot at Bruges, Belgium. 
French and English aviators in con- 

explosion of a huge projectile falling! 

In, their midst, but nevertheless talm 

95 per cent of the shots mis* th»! 

mark. • \ 

Are Not Really Wasted. i 

Is it any wonder that the ammn-j 

,nition bill Ib big and that results do] 

not measure up to it? It must be re^ 

memhered, however, that the constant 

dropping of Bhells keeps the morale oC 

the foemen down and that when it is 

said that the shots are wasted the 

words do not express the full truth. 

One of the most interesting things 
which I saw on the battle front ia 
France, was the attempt of a French . 
battery to "bring down" a captive bal- 
loon which the Germans had sent up 
from their lines for observation pur-" 
poses. The two Germans in the bas- 
ket of that balloon must have been: 
men of magnificent nerve. The range 
was not a long one and the first 
French shells burst at some distance 
from the balloon. Gradually, how- 
ever, the shots began getting nearei 
and nearer to the mark, but the bal- 
loonists with their lives in their hands 
went on taking their observation amid 
a rain of projectiles until apparently 
the commanding officer on the ground 
below ordered that they should ba 
pulled down to a place of safety. 

The men who go up in the air tfl- 
fight, whether they bo Englishmen, 
Frenchmen, Belgians, Germans. Rus« 
stans, Turks or Italians, are perhaps 
the transcending heroes of this war. 

&&&7££j&-&ce&?j&z> &a<tr '&??£?&££*' 

first of these will be [installed at Fish- 
er's island, Long Island sound, and 
here all the testwork 1 in torpedo units 
will be carried out : 

The war department is keeping very, 
mum on the subject. It is not regard- 
ed as desirable that any official pub- 
licity be sought, especially as agents 
of the belligerent European powers 
are ever ready to grab up any new de- 
vice which seems to promise use in 
warfare. ■ 

It was well known in Washington, 
however, that the army officers of the 
commission which visited Gloucester 
were enthusiastic when they returned 
here. They saw Mr. Hammond put 
his famous wireless | boat, the Natalia, 
through Its paces without a single fail- 
ure" to respond to radio control. 

Sitting in his laboratory on shore, 
the inventor put th'e Natalia on her 
course and held her there until he 
wished to turn, when she took the pre- 
cise angle he desired. 

He demonstrated that he could con- 
trol the Natalia for the ordinary range 
of vision, which is about eight miles 
on the ocean surface. Indeed, the dis- 
tance of control is limited only by the 
power of the high radio station. He 
used a five-kilowatt station. A big 
battleship carries a station of from, 
thirty to fifty kilowattB. 

Gen. E. M. Weaver, chief of the 
coast artillery corps, said in regard to. 
the Hammond invention: : 

'If such a means of attack, were 
added to those we now have we would 
then be able to attack an enemy's 
ships by mortar fire falling vertically 
on the decks of the ships, by gunfire 
against the side, turret and barbette 
armor and by mines and radio-con- 
trolled torpedo below water." 

To test the possibility of interfer- 
ing with the wireless control of the 
Natalia the Dolphin, which has the 
best radio-transmitting apparatus in 
the United States navy, .was sent to 
Gloucester, and by breaking in with 
her powerful waves attempted to neu- 
tralize or disarrange the messages 
from the shore. The experiments con- 
tinued many hours. Throughout all 
this time the little Natalia darted 
about under perfect control, while the 
Dolphin operator tried in vain to fath- 
om the secret and send out ether 
vibrations which would confuse her. 
Not until the Dolphin was only 230 
feet distant from the Natalia could 
the shore control 1 be affected. That 
would be too close for its battleship 
victim to stop a torpedo. 

It Is suggested that, the final form 
tho radio-directed torpedo may take 
will be that of a submarine running 
a few feet below the surface or a hy- 
droplane traveling at immense speed 
on the surface of the water. 

Mr. Hammond's second important 
device is the thermite shell, which he 
says was handed over to the Germans 
by a traitorous German employee of 
his and is now being used in the war 
in Europe. . 

As Hammond's projectile flies 
through the air the composites of ther- 
mite, oxide of iron and finely divided 
aluminum are brought together inside 
it and unite, with the productlon'of a 

teries at a notably valuable strategto j siderable numbers flew over the place 
point and succeeded in dropping bombs in- 

temperature of 5,400 degrees Fahren- 
heit, the greatest artificial heat knows 
except the electric arc. 

In another compartment of the 
shell, a second chemical reaction pro- 
duces deadly hydrocyanic gas. or prus* 
sic acid. 

When the projectile penetrates a 
battleship or a fort, a small bursting 
charge cracks the shell. The prussit 
acid gas prevents approach. The then 
mlt produces a white hot mass of 
metal which, showered about the spdT7 
will Instantly set fire to anything/ln- 
flammable, or eat through a battle-, 
ship's decks and right down Intoftbe, 
ocean. ' ; 

A third invention of Mr. Hammond 
is his curious electrical dog, which 
will follow anybody who has a lantern- 
about the Hammond lawn at Glouces- 
ter in the darkness. 

The interior of the dog consists r.f 
a battery, relays and a motor. On 
either side is a selenium disk, which vi 
so affected by the light that it pursu a 
a visitor until he puts out his lanter.i. 


Dared Them to Shoot Him. 

In 1864 Colonel Daniels of the S* ■••• 
enth Rhode Island became, unpopu: ." 
with some of his command, and > 
rumor spread that he would be shot »t 
ithe nest engagement. He heard of ::. 
It was customary when guns had been 
loaded for some lime to have tbe;ii 
discharged into some convenient ban'.t, 
and Colonel Daniels took advantage of 
this. Marching his regiment out with 
loaded rifles, he faced them toward a 
suitable elevation, and, taking pus-lion 
on the top of it and in front nl them 
as at dress parade, he gave the com- 
mands "Ready!" "Aim!" "Fire!" and 
the pieces were discharged. 

Needless to say, any man could have 
shot him with little danger of dis- 
covery and needless to say also, none 
of them did. There were no more 
threats of that kind in his regiment.— 

Recollections of a Varied .Career." 

Origin of War Terms. 

With the exception of shrapnel 
named after its inventor, an English 
colonel, there are very few war terms 
now in use which have a British 
origin. "Grenadier" is generally sup- 
posed to come from the French. The 
word Is. however, of German birth, 
and originally was "grenatier," the 
force owing their name to the hand- 
grenades with which they were armed. 
The word "musket" has an Italian de- 
rivation— "moschetto," which was re- 
ally a species of small sparrow-hawk. 
I;: ancient times and in the middle 
ages the name musket was used to 
designate a small mortar which threw 
arrows. When gunpowder was invent- 
ed a small cannon was baptized 
"musket," and later the rifle of the 
ordinary Infantryman earned tha 
name, while the whole unit was called 


"Yes," said the artist; "I once lived 
In a little room on the top floor." 

"How nice; ' exclaimed the girl who 
reads about the gay life. "Only on? 
Right up to the roof garden!" 

Poetry and Noses. 
I have read that no poem was ever 
written to a nose. Can you, offhaud, 
recall a single rapturous or even ad- 
miring description of one? I search 
my memory in vain, but produce in- 
stead one instance that has always 
Interested me by neglect. You re- 
call that little poem of Brownings, A 
Face, the brief and charming descrip- 
tion of a girl's profile against a back- 
ground of gold. The "matchless mold" 
of softly parted lips, the neck "three 
finger* might surround." and th« "fruit- 

shaped perfect chin" all receive tbeir 
due of praise; the nose, a seeming ne- 
cessity in any profile, is not even men- 
tioned. It may he as well; each read- 
er supplies in the lovely face the line 
that suits him best. The poet may- 
have feared thatj by its mere mention 
he would produce the effect too often 
given by the nose in real life— a heavi- 
ness that mars ah otherwise charming 
face.— The Atlantic. - 

If it is anything he has paid to hear, 
the average man believes it is true. 

No Indian- in 100 Ytars. 
The American full-blocded Indian, if 
course, will not be extinct within the 
life of any person now living, but it 
will not be more than a century when 
the original American will have passed 
off this continent. There are enough 
Indians left on the reservations to 
keep up the full-blood line Tor 100 
years, but tuberculosis and the change 
of environment have done their work, 
until now there aie comparatively few 
full-bloods left en any of Ibo tf>:i«* 

Thousands of shells have fallen in- 
to this Moselle river village and al- 
most every day they continue to rain 
down. There is a curious thing to be 
noticed in Pont-a-Mousson. Only one 
part of the village is destroyed, for 
nearly all the shells have fallen within 
a limited area. A good many civilians, 
old men, women and children have 
been killed in the streets of the vil- 
lage, but the loss of life has been due 
largely to the neglect of some of the 
villagers to take refuge at the first 
warning in their bomb-proof cellars. 
Why the Germans have concentrated 
fire on one section of Pont-a-Mousson 
it is hard to determine, but the fact 
that the major part of the village has 
escaped destruction leads one to com- 
ment on the escape of many another 
'target at which shell fire has been 

Two Astounding Facts. 
. Two of the most astounding facts 
which came to my notice on the bat- 
tle lines of France are these: That it 
is almost impossible for the artillery- 
men of any country to bring down an 
aeroplane, and in that it 1b almost 
equally Impossible for an aviator to 
drop a bomb successfully on the tar* 
get which he has selected for de- 

Why is it that the batterieB can't hit 
their flying mark, and why is it that 
the man on the flying mark can't bit 
the batteries or anything else that he 
aims at? These questions must be 
left probably for answer to the scien- 
tists, whether they be-in the army or 
in civil life. 

Now it must not be understood that 
the batteries never hit anything, or 
that the aviator's never hit anything. 
Sometimes they accomplish their ob- 
jects of death or destruction or both, 
bnt much more frequently they fail. 
Readers of tho papers learn only of 
the successful attackB. 

Much Wasted Effort. 
Before this I have told about seeing 
a French battery doing its level beat 
to bring down a German taube which 
was bent on flying over the city of 
Nancy for the purpose of dropping 
bombs on the hou&es and the people. 
The German machine made Its way 
through a perfect storm of shrapnel 
and did it unscathed. It finally was 
driven back, but It was uninjured. 
Shells broke all about and scattered 
the shrapnel bullets like hail. But 
the operator went serenely on his way 
with the machine until the fusillade 
became too hot even; for him, and he 
was forced to turn back toward the 
German lino where he landed safely. 
Stories like this could be multiplied 

On another occasion at the actual 
front a German aeroplane came over 
the French line not far from the 
Bois-le-Pretre or in English, the Wood 
of the Priest, one of the most hotly- 
contested fields along the. entire west- 
ern battle front. The German intru- 
der was fired at by every gun, large 
and small, which the French could 
bring to bear. Seemingly the day of 
miracles is not over,' for this aero- 
plane escaped without harm. Like the 
other it was compelled to turn about 
and to make its way back into the 
German lines, but the French counted 
it a very small victory simply to force 
the retreat of the air foeman. 
Fooled by Biplane. 
In Paris one day a biplane appeared 
over the city. Every German air vis- 
itor for months had come in the form 
of a monoplane and so when the bi- 
plane appeared the French in one avi- 
ation camp thought that the visitor 
was a machine from a camp of their 
countrymen, for the French largely 
use -biplanes. The machiue displayed 
the French colors and this fact helped 
it unimpeded on its way. 

Tho visitor sailed around over the 
Garden of the Tuileries, the Place de 
la Concorde and tho Qua! d' Orsay for 
nearly an. hour. -Later I was particu- 
larly interested. Jn the movements of 
this biplano, because my wife all un- 
conscious of danger, had been sitting 

to a shipyard and on a freight depot 
and In doing considerable damage to 
both. This exploit was hailed as a 
great triumph of marksmanship. 
Nothing was said about the fact that 
before the successful raid, ten at- 
tempts had been made by many avi- 
ators acting together to hit the same 
mark and all had failed. To hit a 
thing once in ten times is not con- 
sidered a particularly ' high average 
of markmanship on land or sea, but 
it seems that tho man who can "ring 
the bell" once in ten times from the 
air is considered a sharpshooter. 

1 don't want to get away from this 
marksmanship subject until I tell the 
story of something which- happened 
In an English coast town which 1 vis- 
ited but whose name I am not per- 
mitted to disclose. Some weeks ago 
the English authorities published the 
names of the towns and villages which 
had suffered from German aeroplane 
or Zeppelin att&cks, but recently they 
have suppressed the names of the 
towns which have received the bap- 
tism of fire from above. j 
Shock Cures Paralysis. 
I went into one English village 
which had been visited the night be- 
fore by a Zeppelin. Bombs had been 
dropped haphazard because It was im- 
possible to pick out a mark In the 
inky blackness of the night. One 
bomb fell on a hospital in which there 
were about one hundred wounded 
English soldiers. Not one of them 
was hurt, but all of them except. the 
legless ones made a hurried escape 
from the wrecked building, wounded 
and sick though they were. One sol- 
dier who had disappeared was 
searched for hurriedly by the nurses. 
He was found half a mile up the road. 
This man had been taken to the hos- 
pital completely paralyzed from the 
waist down. He had been unable to 
move either leg and yet under the 
shock of the explosion and the result- 
ing excitement he found the use of his 
legs and made a good half mile before 
he fell down exhausted. 

At the front in France the noise of 
the cannonading is almost continuous. 
The big guns roar away all through 
the days and sometimes through the 
nights when not a small rifle is be- 
ing fired, and no charges of infantry 
are being made. Of course, the can- 
non have an objective for their shots, 
usually some battery of the enemy or 
some wood In which large forces of 
men are supposed to be assembled. 
Occasionally a battery is put out of 
commission by a ^ro^ping shell and 
also occasionally a score or bo of men 
will be blown to fragments by the 

iMatl it not been for the war which 
iV; engaging the German nation, the 
wedding of Fraeulin Isa von Be:h« 
mann-Hollweg, the daughter of the 
German imperial chancellor, to Count 
von Zech-Burkersroda would ha\ a 
been a grand court fete, with all its 
attending pomp and ceremony. But 
in keeping with the serious affairs 
of the nation, the ceremony wa.s 
marked by its simplicity. The pho- 
tograph shcrtvs the German chancellor i' 
walking down the llower-strewn r<>»d' 
with his daughter by his side. In t he- 
happiness of the moment, the 
old veteran forgot everything else but 
tho big event, the wedding of l:ta 
daughter to the man of her choice. 


pet Buried at East Summit, N . J H 

With Jeweled Collar Around 


East Summit. N. J— There has Just 
been set up. in the grounds of the 
Humphreys home in Morris avenue a 
monument to the memory of Snookie, 
a pet monkey of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
E. Humphreys, which died last fall. 
The stone is of Vermont granite and 
bears the following Inscription: 

"In loving ■ memory of Snookie. a 
Brazilian marmoset, died September 
29, 1914." 

The monkey was buried in a spe- 
cially prepared coflln. and around its 
neck was placed u jeweled collar 


A detail of Australian artillery In one of tlie naval longboats =:al!i::x . 
landing In tha Dardanelles protected by the big guas of H. M. S. lsj>!»caMc 
Id toe background. , 

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The Eleven Towns 

Owned and Published by John T, 
Lattimore, at Goodridge, Minnesota. 

Entered nn wco nil -down matter Mny 2S loip, 
lit the 1'oKt Olllce-ftt (SoodridRe. Hinnwota, 
iiiicltr t lie Aft ol ConRTesa, March 3rd 1879. 

The Eleven Townn in published ereryThnh*. at 
. c rind HO fn 1 , I'ennJuctoii Comity, MitioeHnta. 
$uli!>cri{itini] ElateH: 'S1.00 per Year BOoentstfor 
S mouthy; as cents lor 3 ii)ontlis. 

Advertising Kktex: IMsidny. 12 centB per inch 
/•iitf,-If column in e;t Mire. Where cliaugvH lire niadw 
firijii"iitly i*\t rii ilinrfn- lor the work, Lot-ul 
iioti<-t-K, CanU bt ThiuikH, unci Iteaoliitkiim 5i.-eiitn 
|iit litieeiii'lt liiM'l'tlon, .\'o clinrpe \em tliun ?5 




et I^eporis. 

rltl£e. Minn. 



tfn-ry ty'i-<|iK,silii.\. 


No. 1 


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Bro. Cutter of the News-Press and 
Bro. Smith of the Thief River Falls 
Times, are still scrapping. You are 
both respectable and liave plenty of 
brains and neither of you can make 
y;jur readers believe otherwise. Both 
papers are well patronized and well 

edited and would b* .a credit to the. city 
and county if it was not for your con- 
tinual squabfjng. Stop; it boyal Get 
together and-wofk for a better city and 
county instead of trying to cut each 
others throats. Plate matter ia cheaper 
than personal abuse and would probably 
be better appreciated by your readers. 

The Crookston. Times speaks of a 
man becoming lost in a South Dakota 
Wheat field and only after an extreme 
effort found h.iB way back to-day light. 
In this locality he would be called a 
fool for being so reckless. A farmer in 
this vicinity lost an q^ last week and it 
was found several days after in the 
center of a J.G acre oak field^ By the 
way some of our farmers expect to go 
over their oat fields with the 1 binder the 
second time, the first time to get the 
three feet of heads and the second to 
get the four feet of straw. Talk about 
crops. South Dakota is not in it com- 
pared with Eastern* Pennington County. 

Prize Contests Illegal 

Attorney General Lyndon A. Smith 
of Minnesota, calls attention to the fact 
that piano, automobjle and other sub- 
scription contests in Min lesota are 
contrary to a law passed in '. 913, section 
2 of which is quoted below: "When- 
ever any person, for the purpose of 
inducing the public to subscribe for cr 
buy any newspaper, magazi le or peri- 
odical for . a valuable consideration, 
offers and advertises to give a premium, 

gift or prige to any person or- persons, 
pn^corjng.suqjj sale or. subscription, the 
person c^r^j|g such gift; shall be deem: 
ed to be eqgaged in a gjfj enterprise. 

Mayor Bakke wifj $ttend the- opening 
of the Twin City Speedway on Sep- 

tember 4th., aa the'g 
Powers of St Paul, "' 

pf Mayor 
has issued 

Bank and Store Fixtures 
and Church Furniture. Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for show cases or fixtures of 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take into consideration 
not only the prices quoted you, but take into consideration the 
freight rates on show cases, which is one and one-naif first 
class. In view of this fact, we feel confident that it Will be 
to your interest to buy in this maret, as our prices are 
always as low as the lowest, the quality of goods considered. 

i Thief River Falls Mfg. Co. 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 














Your strength comes from the food you eat. 
Much 1 6l ybtrr strength comes from the MEAT you 
eat.- And from this you you can readily see how 
necessary it is that you eat GOOD meat— even the 
BEST of meat. 

The meat we sell is the best obtainable, and 
is a prime builder of strength. 


Qoodridge Meat Market 

R. R. Johnson, Prop. 


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Stop! Listen! 

Are you going to buy a NEW SUIT? 
If so, let us show you our line before 
buying elsewhere. . . ; 

We carry a complete line of Mens' 
and Boys' ready-made clothing. 

Also The Famous 

Gordon hat and Foot Sehulze shoes for 
Men, Women and Children 

Always a Fresh Line of Groceries and the Celebrated Gold 




unless sncjj premium, gift or prize isj-inyitations. to the mayors of the cities 
absolute s^fj (Joes not (jepeng upon apy 
chance or Qflpfjngency " whatever", ^- 

Pollock's News. 

People not famijiar with Northern 
Minnesota are cnjite likely to hold the 
erroneous belief that the entire territory^ 
is comprised of timbered,, or cutover 
lands. This is wrong. The counties of 
Kittson, Marshall, 'Polk, Red Lake, 
Pennington, Norman, Mahnomen, the 
western two-thirds of B^oEeat} and one- 5 
half of Clearwater comprise the rich 
prairie region of Northwestern Minne- 
sota, spoken of as the Red RJver Valley, 
While = development is much farther 
;idvanced^-h'ftt%"than in the timbered 
sections, vfoere^ '.still remain thousands 
of acres of ^e n,nest land on the conti- 
nent practically ready for the plow. 
this land is comparatively cheap and 
•■xcellent opportunities are awaiting 
those "who go to this country to make 
iheir homes.— Northern Minnesota. 

Do Trifles Annoy? 


What a blessed thing it is that we 

can forget! To-day's troubles look 
large, but a week hence they will be 
forgotten and buried out of sight. 
Says one writer: "If you would keep a 
book and daily put down the things 
that worry you, and see what becomes 
of them, it would benefit you. You 
allow a thing to annoy you, just as you 
allow a fly to settle on you and plague 
vou; and you lose your temper and you 
justify yourself by being thrown of? 
your balance by causes which you do 
not trace out. But if you could see 
what it was that threw you off your 
balance before breakfast, and put it 
down in a little book, and follow it up 
and follow it out, and ascertain what 
uecomes of it, you would see what a 
fool you were in the matter". The art 
of forgetting is a blessed art, but the 
art of overlooking is quite as important. 
And if we should take time to write 
down the origin, progress and outcome 
of a few of our troubles, it would make 
us so ashamed of the fuss we make 
over them, that we should be glad to 
drop such things antHmry them at once 
in eternal forge tfulness. Life is too 
short to be worn out in pefty worries, 
frettingSj hatreds and vexations. 

of the northwest, 

Chief of Police Barge is confined to 
his home with ah attack of rheumatic 
gout Frank McGinty is substituting 
on the force. 

we miss the news so much. 

Philip Hawkins and Knut Brattlieare 
the busiest fellers up in this part of 
country, preparing their lands fop 
breaking. Thata right boys hop-to-jt, 

Cha's Fiterman came up from Thief 
River Falls yesterday and is out \n -the 
country buying cattle. 

XCarmel Items 

I. O. Lillvold started breaking with 
his tractor Tuesday, with Henry Mork> 
en acting as Supt. and John engineer. 

Bernice Paskewitz visited Mrs. Phil. 
Hawkins Thursday afternoon. 

Chell Daniels left Tuesday with his 
team for Brunkeburg, where he will 
work for I. J. Lane during harvest. 

. Mrs. J. A. Almos, of -Minneapolis, 
and Alice Miller came up Thursday for 
a visit with their mother Mrs. Caroline 

Lost! Strayed or Stolen, out of the 
mi-il, — The Eleven Towns papers for 
the week ending AugustTth, Soy Ed., 

we should have more hustlers like therj]" 
in the country, to make up for . lost 

I. 0. Lillvold returned from a visit 
in Wisconsin, last Tuesday. 

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Horses Nets ajirl Lap Robs 




Just received a Fuji Line of pprse Nets and Lap 
Dusters. If you need anything in my line. Called see 
rhe when in town. . 

Harness and Shqg Repairing a Specialty. 

SEVER ANDERSON, Harness Maker 

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Wagon Works - Sleigh Works 

Horse shoeing a specialty 

Call on us when in town. 

Sand Bros, 

Goodridge, Minn, 

Genera! BSacksmsfiiing 

We also handle a (full line of up-to-date 


M. OSson & Son 



Contiuned from page 1 col. 2 

yard of the" hotel and when the ^fir,e 
broke otlt the heal became so 
was found necessary to release the 
animal front the cage. The bear was 
then taken up the alley and tied tJ to a 
telephone pole. In some manner the 
bear broke loose or was released^ by 
some person who wanted to see some 
excitement, and roamed the alleys and 
streets. While roaming at large, Bruin 
was given a qdaniity of beer or whiskey 
and thfcn became restless. The animal 
was fired at By Police Captain Fan- 
several times but the shots didn't find 
their mark and it wasn't until Oscar 
Lawson arrived at the scene With a 
high powered rifle that his rampages 

The community picnic held by the 
Commercial Club at Squaw Point last 
Sunday, proved to be as big a feature 
as the maflcet days'. A large crowd 
was in attendance to enjoy themselves 
for the day. Music, was furnished by 
the band at intervals, while the boat 
races, swimming contests and biner 
forms of faces' furnished the amuse- 
ment. The Kail game between' the fats 
and leans ihfgfu Well be termed a 
"laugh feast", as* it kept the ou-ookers 
in a constant uproar. The leans were 
victors over the fats and the umpire by 
a close score of 3 to 2. 

H. 0.- Mugrldge, proprietor of .the 
Grand Theatre, last week purchased 
the lot just north of his building. Next 
spring he will begin the erection of a 
new theatre to take the place of .the 
present playhouse. 

More Warrants of the many issued 
against violators of the traffic rules 
were served by Deputy Sheriff Paul 
Meddrigh the past week. On Thursday 
Oliver Reson of Goodridge, paid $1 and 
costs for running without the tail light 
burning. On Saturday morning Arnold 
Bjerkhoel paid the similar amount 
Otlo Gullingsrud also paid $1 and costs 
for exceeding the speed limits. .< 

Last Friday afternoon the Soo Line 
Wheatlihe passenger was derailed near 
Conway* No passengers were injured. 

A Ford car owned by Dave Backus 
was stolen— or borrowed as a joke as 
he afterwards learned, in front of the 
Lyceiim Theatre last Monday night. 
But Mr. Backus at first refused to take 
it as a joke and" had a warrant issued 
for th6 attest of Clarence Dydbig who 
was seen to have started the machine. 
Before the warrant was served Mr. 
Backus was' informed by two young 
ladies that they had taken the car as a 
joke and were willing to compensate 
him for then? jollity. The warrant and 
complaint were withdrawn and Dydbig 
exonerated. A sum of $5 was assessed 
the young ladies. 

Citizens of Qoodridge 


Surrounding Country 

The justly famous brand of 
MASCOT FLOUR can now be 
obtained at the Goodridge 
Mercantile Company's Depart- 
ment store in any quantity 

It is sold absolutely on its 
merits. Has been manufact- 
ured and sold in this territory 
for over Twenty Years, Whole 
families have been raised on 
this flour exclusively. 

Red Lake Falls 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson, Agent. 

Highest Market Pricp Paid for Grains and Seed 
We have Wheat, Rye, Graham, and Wheat and live 
Flours for sale; also Breakfast foods, Corn meal, 
Cracked Corp, Shorts, Bran, Middlings and Ground 
Oats and Barley for sale at Market prices. 

'VIVO" the House-ivive's Favorite F lour 
Where-ever It Has Been Used 

H. A. Halvorson, Manager 





Tvedt & PricbaLffT Lumber Company 


Harvesting And Haying- 


. We have the Deering New Ideal Mowers, Hay 
Rakes and Binders. Do your work with the "New 
Ideal" it stands for service and quality. 

Get your repairs early and save time and 
worry. A large supply of machine repairs and 
binder twine on hand. 

Tvedt & Sons, Managers 





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Local News < 

Everybody Brookea the American Star 
that good 5c cigar. 
•A new stock of stationery jfjst redejv- 
pd at the Eleven Towna office. 

Theo. Gilbertaoh transacted btysjnesi 
at Thief River Falls yesterday. 

"Bread and Butter Farm Lands" 
circulars for Bale at this office, 5Q cents 
per 100. 

Anton Fort and Jos. V. Hoffman of 
jjtar, were in tfter binding twipe last 

You can »et a gentlemans JHora 
spring hat it the (Jflpdridgo iVIer 
pantile Co. 

John N. Swanson, living four miles 
south of this village, is putting up a 
. fine new residence. 

■The Eklund Ladies Aid will meet with 
.Mrs. Oscar Thoreson, near Erie, 
Wednesday afternoon Sept. 1st. 
are cordially invited. 

oar -advertisers. 


will treat yon right 

Miss Elsie Sinclair, of Thief Rifer 
Falls, is a guest at the Fosa home this 

NOTICE; — The Acjelphic Literary 
Society has posponfi4 their meetings 
fjll November. Palnjer Tveit, Pres. 

Mrs, Gandrud, of Hopp, N. g. visited 
her daughter Mrs. Peter X'ovly, living 
north of Erie, last week, 

Theodore Nefson and Martin Benson 
and family of Erskine, visited at John 
A. Tofteland's one day last week, 

Mrs. Christ Anderson, of Carmel, 
lef t TueBday for Minneapolis, where 
she will visit with friends and relatives 
for sometime. 

We have in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down- manure spreaders. 
When in town look them over. . Good- 


E. K. Rime, of Erie, has been con- 
fined to his bed for the past week with 
kidney trouble. He will probably be 
All I taken to the hospital at ■ Grygla, and 
undergo an operation. 

Qjt&Kulsetlvof Erie, was a .Goodr -; 
ridge c|)ier Tuesday. 

AH the Ooodridge merchants have 
been stocking up with fall goods the 
past week. .. ■ " ? ' 

Ole Hyland autoed down from Qiygla, 
Ttietday. - He 1 , was accompanied by 
Fred Barr, ' 

ErickBqseth, Ole and John Blaklum, 
of grygla, left. Tuesday for the North 
Dakota harvest fields. 

When In Thief River Falls 
Buy Your Jewelry At 

\ . Neset Jewelry Store 

Always a Full Stock on Hand 
First Class Watch Repairing 
t Satisfaction Guaranteed 

J Oluf Neset 


' Thief River Ealls, Minnesota 

I 'have two ho^Is doing a good bosj- !. I"n«»e.« : *ew quarter sections ot TrB&i ^J" I^T? 

pr wOlr trade fqr Nsrthern Minnesota *~ Jojm T. LATTmoRB, 
land. One is famished -throngbout an4 . Goodridge or Erie 

bis a smal| incumbrance while the. other ^__ "- . . 

is clear oj.allincnmbrwee.'jf *».«W; " intnsecmi ^ ^ Def for ^^ 
interested, call on or wrjte. ■ ' i rnore 160 and 3M acre tracts of land In 

John T. Lat? moRVAgent. 

^i»lmo5t anything in the flrayof wild 
''linfl or improved farms -at very reason- 

J.03N T, L*T?I1I0RE. 


Goodridge, Minn. 

i more 160 and 320 acre tracts of land 
i this vicinity and can fit yon out in 


|f yoB have any vosi for sale, ;I will 
|i*y 25 cents per pound. Notify Cha's. 
Fiterman, Goodridge., Minn. This good 
till farther notice. 

GUN FOR SALE:— A new Merlin J2 
guage repeating shot gun for sale cheap. 
John T. Lattimore 

For Sale ; 

•One Jersey cow.3l£years.old. ,_ 
i~, H. A. Halvorson 

For Sale:— Camera 4x5, complete 
with- plate holders, carrying case and tri 
pod. Nearly new, will sell for $10. In- 
quire at Eleven Towns office. 

Pasture For Rent 

Fenced and good water, 51.00 per 
head for the season. Inquire of P. P. 
Korstad, East of High Landing. (29t) 

Are You Going To Prove Up 

If so call at this office and have 
your application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 

Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 1G0 acres partly un- 
proved. A bargain at $35.00 per acre. I 
Reasonable payment down. Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particu- 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore, 
Goodridge, Minn.' 

Important! STOP! Read! | 

We have a very complete line of Lumber and Building jj 

Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard. We can g 

offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which * 

cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following we list a few of g 

these bargains. » 

Special 6 inch No. 4 Flooring and Drop Siding * 
$20,00 per thousand. Q 

Special 6 inch Nq, 3 Flooring and Drop Siding J 
$24.00 per thousand. S 

No. 2 Dimension ' $22.00 per thousand | 


These prices are far below regular prices arid now is the jjj 
time to buy, as we may not be able to offer these a little latter g 

on. > 

Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on gpod k 

4, 6 and 8 foot lumber, • Q 

A look at our stock will convince you of these facts. * 

Winton - Nichols Lumber Go. | 



Uoodridge, Alavie, Thief River Falls, and Fosston, Minnesota » 

posters now before the season opens. 
You can get them at this office, 

Schoo| will begin on Sept. 7th, in 
pist. ^o. 47, known as the Lysbakken 
tjchoof, with. Miss Winifred Plummer 
as teapher. 

The 'Eastern Star Ladies will meet 
wjth Mrs. Ole K. Lien on Monday 
afternoon September 6th. Rev. Olson 
wjll be present. All are invited. 

Our fall goods are here. Call and see 
us for your winter under clothing, 
mackinaws, cloaks, bed blankets and 
pprnforts and all kinds of woolen goods. 


.If you want to sell your farm list it 
with me, I expect several buyersafter 
jiarvest and must have your price and 
terms if you expect me to bring them 
to you. 

John T. Lattimore 

Rev. Olson will hold services in the 
Dolemo school house in Star on Sunday, 
September 5th. at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Preaching will, be in both Norwegian 
and English. All are cordially invited. 


Any one knowing the whereabouts of 
John Hruby, who wears blue overalls 
covered with red paint, a grayish coat 
and grey felt hat, will please notify B. 
Hruby, by phone or letter at Erie, 
Minnesota. (36-37) 

Andrew Johnson, Section foreman 
for the Electric Line, is moving his 
family and household goods to this 
village where they expect to make their 
future home. His wife and son arrived 
Tuesday. They will occupy the resi- 
dence in the rear of Christianson's store 
for the present. 

Information was filed and warrant] If yOU are looking for 
sworn out before Justice Lattimore j good City LotS. I haye 
Monday for four business men of this . ^ em a ^ very low prices. 
village and one farmer from High ^ 

Landing for gambling. One of the de- 
fendants plead guilty and one had left 
town. The other three stood trial . and 
were fined $5-00 and costs which was 

A gang of-teh inspectors are now at 
work appraising the value of the prop- 
erty owned by the Sop Railway Co. and 
were at this place Tuesday. The job 
of appraising all the roads of the Uuit* 
ed States will keep them busy for years. 
They travel in their own special par 
and spend the summer months in the 
north and winter months in the south, 

Duffy Scramstad is this week hauling 
hi3 household goods to Thief River 
Falls where he will load a car and ship 
to his old home near Winnipeg, Canada, 
Mrs. Scramstad and children left 
yesterday with Duffy's mother' for 
Middle River for a few days visit before 
leaving the states. Their many friends 
here will regret their departure and 
will join with us in wishing thenY 
prosperity and happiness in their new 

FredC. Peterson of Hutchinson,- is 
the agent for the Atlantic Elevator 
Company, arriving last week and has 
: taken charge. Mr. Peterson is a pleas- 
ant appearing young man and comes 

P. G. Halverson 




Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices, 

Call and see him when in 


blacksmith & 
Wood Worker 

Gqodrldge, Minnesota 

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Carl Lindstrom 

When In Goodridge 1 

Go To A First Class Hotel \ 

Board By Day Or Week $ 

Good Accommodations. £ 

Charges Reasonable ' $ 

Goodridge Hotel! 


■U U. J. FOSS, Proprietor K 


Attorney at Law 

Notary Public 

John T. Lattimore 

justice of the Peace 

Seal Estate Bought and Sold on Commission. 
All kinds of conveyances and contracts drawn 
and properly acknowledged. Collections 
given, prompt and careful attention. 


Goodridge, Minnesota 


Take Notice 

After June 1st.' I will grind feed 
only ,• on SATURDAY of 
each week. . If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 


Ice ^ 
Cream Parlor 

East of Goodridge Hotel 

Complete line of 


Every Thing New 
And Up-ToD»te. 

Fresh Fruit, 
Soft Drinks 
and Candies 

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£lso Manager And Owner of Goodridge Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 

Goodfidge, - Minnesota. 


Swwwe***************** «w«W > 0( ! 0««K>0.§! IteMy recommended as a fair buyer 
"*"^^^^ _^^__^_^_ ! and we believe he will secure a fair 


J Cash Capital $10,000 






Surplus $2,000 5 










Have You a 
Bank Account? 

If you do not keep your money in /our Bank, 
some day you'll envy the man who saved a part 
of his earning. The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step toward acquiring a habit 
of thrift which leads to sucess. Money in our bank 
is s'afer than anywhere else. A checking account 
is tfft simplest and most convenient method of pay- 
ing bills. 

Headquarters for Farm Loans 

Goodridge State Bank 

share of the grain marketod in Good- 1 • 
ridge. The farmers of this vicinity, are j ♦ 
certainly fortunate in having such men ' 
as Mr. Peterson and H. A. Harverson 
to deal with in selling their grain this 

II Haying 

Millinery Opening 

I will open my millinery store in I 
Goodridge on September 15th., and will i 
have a full line of the latest and best : 
fall styles, which I will sell at reason- ; 
able prices. Your patronage is respect- 
fully solicited. 

Will also do dry cleaning and pressing. 


Wood Wanted 

Sealed hids will be received up to 
8 j noon of September 4th. for the delivery 
5 * of good sound dry body poplar wood cut 
5$ j into stove length for the eight months 
8 I term beginning September 7th., 19151 

Clerk District No. 50. 
(35-36) Erie, Minn. 


Why not come in now and see 
John Deere and McGSrmick Mowers, 
and Binders. Do it how, and not wait untill you 
need it and then tdke the first that is offered you. 

our line of 
Hay Rakes 


How's This? 

We offer One Hundred • Dollars Re- 
fi ! ward for any case of Catarrh that can- 

o" " " 


A. H. Fasel. President. 

J..P. Jenson, Cashier. ■ 

not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. 

F. J.CUKNKY & C<>-. Ti'lwlo, O. 
\\t>. the imOeiHijiiied. have known F. J. Cheney 
for tlieliict Ki.vean*. utnl believe him jwrfi'dly. 
hnnofalile in all IiuhIihw* tnniwiciloiw timl tlitaii- 
clally able t<* carry out any Kblitintlinis uimli- by 
111* linn. 

Toledo. O. 
Hull'i* Oitnrrh C»re in taken luternnlly, uctitifr 
directly upon the Mood mid mucous surface* of 
tin* fj-Hteni. Twtimmilnlrt neat frve. Price 75 
S i cenln jut bottle. *ulc] by nil liroppists. 
,yt ' Tuk* Hull's Family pills for constipation. 

Why riot find out in advance what kind of 
machines will give you the bd9t service. We handle 
the John Deere arid McCormicfeLfflachinery and do 
faithfully believe that there are fid other kind On the 
market that; will give jts good service. 

j Goodridge Mercantile Co; 



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Notes Covering Most Important Hap* 

penlngs of the World Compiled 

in Briefest and Most Succinct 

Form for Quick Consumption. 

European War News 

Capture of the forts of Kovno be- 
tween Nlemen and Gosia is announced 
at Berlin in an official report from the 
general staff. The Germans captured 
4,500 prisoners and 24 cannon. It is 
believed that the fall of the main Kov- 
no fortifications cannot be long de- 

The British transport Royal Edward 
has been sunk by a- submarine in the 
Aegean sea while conveying troops to 
the Dardanelles. One thousand men 
aboard the vessel perished; 600 were] 
saved. The British admiralty an- 
. nounced the destruction of the trans- 
port at London. 

• • • 
Attacks by the re-enforced troops of 

the allies on Gallipoli peninsula have 
been successfully repulsed, the Turk- 
ish war office announced at Constanti- 
nople. A hostile torpedo boet was hit 
by the Turkish artillery near AvI- 

• « • 

Field Marshal von Mackensen, con- 
tinuing his pursuit of the retreating 
Russians from the south, toward 
Brest-Litovsk, has occupied Ciale and 
Slawatycze. says Berlin. The army 
or Prince Leopold of Bavaria, press- 
ing the Russians from the west, has 
occupied Losyce and Mledzyrzec. 

The British admiralty announced at 
London that a German submarine 
fired several shells at the towns of 
Whitehaven, Parton and Harrington, 
without doing. any material damage. 
All three towns are in Cumberland on 
the Irish sea. " 

• • • 

A dispatch to the London Daily 
News from Athens says: "French and 
British aeroplanes have flown over 
Constantinople. They threw - bombs 
on- Galata, a large suburb, causing 
heavy casualties." 

• • * 

A dispatch from Saloniki to Lon- 
don says a German submarine has 
been sunk by a mine in the Sea of 
Marmora. Word has reached here 
from Berlin that at the sinking of the 
Austrian TJ-12, details of which are 
lacking, Commander Lerch was 

• • * 

Reports that the Germans and Aus- 
trians had mobilized forces estimated 
at from 300.000 to 400,000 men along 
the Serbian frontier, preparatory to a 
campaign to crush the Serbians and 
open a way for the shipment of muni- 
tions to Turkey, have been received 
from various sources in the last week. 
- • • • 


After six years of mourning for his 
son, B. G. Eberhart, the millionaire 
philanthropist of Misbawaka, Ind., 
shot himself twice through the heart 
on the son's grave. - -Eberhart was 
forty-nine years old, a philanthropist 
and one of the foremost Y. M. C. A. 

• • • 

Congress will be told by five of the 
nine members of the United. States 
commission on industrial relations 
that the great underlying cause of in- 
dustrial woe and unrest is low wages. 
This will be the burden of Chairman 
Frank P. Walsh's individual report, 
he admitted at Chicago. 

• * • 

Leo M. Frank, convicted of the mur- 
der of Mary Phagan, was dragged 
from the state prison farm at Mill- 
cdgeville, Ga., at night by a small 
band of determined men. He was 
taken to within a few miles of the 
Phagan :■ home in Marietta and at day- 
light hanged to a tree near the Mari- 
~ etta-MUledgeville highway. 

• • • 

' The assembling of 1,300 Italian re- 
servists who. were to sail on the 
steamer Canopic from Boston, and 
their friends, was marked by demon- 
strations against the interned German 
steamships " Amerika and Cincinnati, 
as a result of which several policemen 
were injured severely. 

• • * 

The supreme court of Colorado 
granted a supersedeas in the case of 
John R. Lawson, labor leader convict- 
ed on a charge of murder growing 
out of the Colorado miners* strfke. 
The action allows the Lawson appeal 
to come before the court on its merits. 

B. F. Bush was appointed receiver 
of the Missouri Pacific railroad by 
Federal Judge Adams at St. Louis. 
. The reorganization committee and pe- 
titioning creditors agreed on Bush's 

The Chugash national forest in 
Alaska was cut almost in half hy order 
of President Wiison. The forest re- 
serve is to be crossed by the 
government railroad from Stewart to 
Fairbanks. — - -'.. 

Between 1,600 and 1,800'employei 
of the Warner Brothers' company at 
Bridgeport;- Conn., makers of corsets; 
struck to enforce , a demand for an 
eight-hour day for ,ten hours. 

The battleship New Hampshire on 
its way to "southern waters" encoun 
tered a terrific hurricane off the 
southern coast of Florida and two 
marine privates were washed over 
board and drowned. They were 
Hardie W- Hoy of Mississippi and 
James F. Robinson of Urichsville, O. 

• • • 
Supremacy of the American dollar 

in the markets of the world took on 
a new meaning at New York when 
the premium in Its favor- against the 
English pound was increased by a 
still further break in ^foreign ex- 
change rates on all of the European 
financial centers. 

• • • 

With the wind blowing 75 miles an 
hour, water filling the streets, the 
light and power plant out of commis- 
sion, the people of Galveston are flee- 
ing from the city on- every train. 
Practically every town along the Tex- 
as gulf coast reports similar condi- 
tions. The water backed into the 
streets from, the lower end of the 

• ■ • • 




Nancy Hanks, 2:04, the world's 
champion trotter from 1892 to 1894 
and the first horse to beat the long- 
standing record of Maud S., Is dead at 
John E. Madden's Hamburg farm near 
Lexington, Ky. Nancy was twenty- 
nine years old. 


The American reply to Germany's 
last note on the sinking of the Ameri- 
can sailing ship William P, Frye, made 
public at Washington by tjje state de- 
partment, accepts the proposal that 
damages be fixed by a mixed commis- 
sion, and that the disputed treaty pro- 
visions be submitted to arbitration at 
The Hague: 

• * * 

President Wilson announced at 
Washington the appointment of Sam- 
uel Alschuler of Chicago as United 
States circuit judge for the Seventh 
circuft, embracing Illinois, Indiana and 

• • • 

How high finance wrecked the Rock 
Island railroad was made public at 
Washington in a report of the inter- 
state commerce commission. Financial 
manipulations, the report says, cost 
the road $20,000,000. 

• * * 

Secretary of State Lansing an- 
nounced at Washington that W. W. 
Russell of Maryland, former minister 
to the Dominican republic, will be re- 
appointed to that post to succeed 
JameB M. Sullivan of New York. 

• a • 

The allieB' intention to declare cot- 
ton cmtraband has been communi- 
cated unofficially but authoritatively 
to the state department at Washing- 

• • * 

The reply of the United States to 
the note of Austria-Hungary, refus- 
ing to stop the exportation of arms 
and munitions to thj enemies of that 
nation as requested in representa- 
tions June 20, was made public nt 
Washington. Among the reasons for 
its refusal the United States gave the 
following: To refuse the sale of im- 
plements of war to belligerents .would 
force militarism on the world and 
work against universal peace. During 
the Boer war, the Crimean war and 
the Balkan war armc and ammunition 
were Bold to belligerents by both Ger- 
many, and Austria-Hungary. 

• * • 

Mexican Revolt 

Armed Mexicans in force crossed 
the Rio" Grande near Mercedes, Tex., 
attacking im outpoBt of halt a dozen 
cavalrymen at Saenz. Corporal Wll- 
man of Troop C, Twelfth cavalry, was 
killed and Lieut Roy C. Henry of the 
same troop was wounded. Two hun-' 
dred and seventy Mexicans crossed 
and they Intended to attack Mercedes. 

• * • 

General Carranza and other Mexi- 
can leaders have been given a period 
of ten days within which he must 
notify the United States and the Latin- 
American ■ republics whether be will 
participate in a conference for the 
purpose of restoring peace In Mexico. 
The ultimatum is contained in the 
joint note sent from Washington. 

In spite of the note of the seven 
American countries calling the con- 
tending Mexican leaders to a peaceful 
conference- for settlement of their 
difficulties, General Carranza and Ms 
chiefs still are worki?*- for recognition 
and preparing to resi :t by force of 
arms any internal interference. 

• • » - 

The appeal of the United States and 
six Latin-American republics to Car- 
ranza and other Mexican leaders to 
settle their differences and agree ona 
provisional president was sent from 


The navy . department at Washing- 
ton sent rush orders by wireless to 
the battleships Louisiana and New^ 
Hampshire to proceed at once to Vera 
Cruz. An aritlforeign' demonstration 
in Vera Cruz is feared by Washing- 
ton. , 

• * * 


L. M. Sehemerhora, a lumber dealer 
of -Chicago, died In the Oak Park hos- 
pital of injuries received when t he- 
automobile In which he - was .riding 
turned turtle near Ontario ville/n' 

Lines of French Costume Still Form 

-a Model That Is Accepted as the 

Mode — Is Really Conven- 

lent- Type. 

The women, in .New York are 
adopting the tiny: hat with enthusi- 
asm, probably because they realize 
that :it may be their last chance £0 
get tie good out of it;' It, too, is "un- 
usually unbecoming. Unless there Is 
exactly the right. set of features be- 
neath it, this tip-tilted hat with Its 
foolish little brim is exceedingly 
trying. It does not need a beauty to 
wear it; few fashions have been de- 
signed with that asset in view. It 
needs that quality more difficult than 
mere beauty: indisputable style. This 
asset is the fetish of our women, not 
loveliness. All the beauty in the 
world today only receives the tribute 
of this remark: how lovely she would 
be if she knew how to wear her 

It would seem as though that well- 
known model from France that came 
over last spring, with straight front 
and back and slightly curved BldeB, 
is to be the chosen one for early 
autumn wear. It is featured by many 
of the best houses over here, made 
of silk and of serge, combined with 
Batin. The lines from shoulder to 
hips are quite straight, chemise-like, 
with the sides either belted or curved 
to outline the figure: 

They are usually called redingote 
gowns, because they suggest the new 
redingote tunic that Cherult is put- 
ting out this summer. The one-piece 
frock that carries out the same ef- 
fect of an unbroken line from shoul- 
der to heel fs better than a two-piece 
Buit, which gives more material to be 
a burden to the figure. 

These belted tunics, as the dress- 
makers often called them, were of- 
fered in vain to the majority of our 
women last March and April, but 
they were looked at askance as- be- 
ing too unconventional. Now they 
have become the chief stock of some 
of the houses that make a practice 
of dressing the woman who wants 
to be in the swing of a popular fash- 
Ion. They are the most convenient 
type of gown that one can wear. They 
do not confine the figure at any spot, 
and cover the .surplus f fl ean ^^ 
may give too much of a curve to the 
figure for agreement with the modern 

The majority are of dark blue and 
many have an acceptable touch of 
scarlet, either through embroidery, or 
worked buttonholes, through which is 
run the lacing of ribbon that holds 
the gown together down the front or 
back. This omission of hook and eyes 
or buttons and the substitution of rib- 
bon or silk cord run through promi- 
nent buttonholes heavily ornamented 
with a colored silk is accepted on all 

A hostess at a tea, a woman who 
always has the last thing from Callot 
or Cheruit, wore a white chiffon frock 
that swung gracefully away from the 
figure and waB laced up half its length 
with white satin ribbon. 
(Copyright, 3915. by the McClure Newspa- 
per Syndicate.) 



Fancy Silks, Among Other Varieties of 

Combinations, Stand High in " 

Public Favor. 

There are many fancy silks, espe- 
cially in taffeta, fn checks, stripes, 
plaids and embroidered taffetas with 
little bouquets in several shades, the 
design, being a pompadour without 
glaring colors. Checked taffetas are 
in every possible combination, with 
white or black grounds, and all sizes 


Travelers WIN Appreciate the Com- 
fort That is Afforded by These 

When traveling, a couple of roomy 
pockets that are quite safe yet easily 
got at are a great boon, and If made 
as shown on a sort of deep band, they 
can he worn under the traveling coat 
without showing, as it Is usually lpose, 
or might even be put under the skirt, 
and unless anything very bulky was 
put in would not much disarrange the 
set of the skirt. 

For just holding 
money, jewelry, 
and a few letters, j 
the band need not 
be more than 
about 6 or 7 
inches deep, but 
one of larger 
size would be use- 
ful when garden- 
ing, or doing 
household work; 
as will be seen 
from the small sketch at top, It is just 
a straight band of material, which 
might match the skirt, and can he 
lined or not, according to strength 
n.eeded; it is bound all round with 
narrow ribbon and is buttoned in front 
or might be fixed with press studs. 

The envelope pockets are sewed on. 
and have buttoned-over flaps. The top 
of the band could be fixed to skirt by 
small safety pins or small press studs. 
The half of a stud sewed each side 
Bkirt would be little seen. 

A Useful Tailored Style Is the Design 
Shown Here; It May Be Carried Out 
In Cloth, Serge, Gaberdine or Wool* 
lenCord. Desirable Fullness Is Given 
to the Skirt by Two Flat Plaits That 
Are Made Each Side Both Front and 
Back; They Are Stitched Nearly to 
the Knees, Then Are Left to Fall 
Free. The Coat Has Sleeves Set In- 
to Ordinary Armholes. Hat of Dark 
Blue Taffeta, With Clusters of Cher- 
ries Under the Raised Brim. 

of squares, from the smallest to large 
squares. Some ©f the new Scotch 
plaids have stripes of brocaded satin. 
When used for the body of the skirt, 
the plaits hide the colored stripes, 
which show when the wearer moves. 

For dressy toilets moussellne and 
silk voile are used, combined with 
bands of satin or taffeta. Satin gives 
a pretty reflection under light mous- 
seline. Fine gaberdine is a favorite 
wool material, but is prettiest when 
trimmed with silk. 

There are very full skirts all cov- 
ered with large plaits, which partvand 
fly about, stretching out like butter- 
flies. Other skirts have so many 
godets that they give the appearance 
of a bell. Some skirts mado of silk 
have a little hoop at the base to pre- 
vent the falling in of the fullness, so 
that the skirt, while clinging to the 
hipB, stands out well from the limbs. 
The trimmings are little plaitings and 
ruchlngs laid in scallops at the base 
and half way up the skirt 

Gray Is Popular. 
Gray is one of the most popular 
shades. It is cool, and when it is b& 
coming Is really charming. But there 
are many types of face and color tha* 
cannot stand gray, and it should be 
worn, especially in the paler shades, 
only after careful thought. - 


Desirable in That They Are So Easily 

Kept Clean and Have Look 

of Freshness. 

Washable cozy covers are very nice 
for everyday use, as they can be so 
easily kept clean and fresh-looking. 
We give a sketch here of a simple, 
dainty cover, carried out in white spot- 
ted muslin; our model was made with 
a lining of pale blue .sateen that could 
easily be slipped out when the muslin 
Is washed. Of course, the color of this 

.Some men haven't any homes. And 
o,ther men are married to suffragettes. 


Small Unused Structure^ Is Goad 
Enough to Start With. , 

Beginner Should Have Lofts In Readi- 
ness Before Buying His Breeders — 
Cheap Fly .House Outside It 
Also Necessary. 

Before buying breeders, the begin- 
ner should have his lofts m readiness. 
A. position facing south Is always best 
as then, the interior will be flooded 
with sunshine all hours of the day, 
and every corner will be penetrated 
with light, and so kept purified, and 
the birds will be in the best possible 
condition. As a general thing a single 
story house is best, with the floor one 
foot or more from the ground. The 
house should have a pitch roof with 
the higher side for the front. Win- 
dows should be made in front only, 
is all the available space at the back 
and sides will be heeded for the nests* 
A proportion which has almost come 
to be the standard among those who 
breed pigeons for squab raising is nine 
feet in front with a drop of three feet 
to the back and about ten feet wide 
Inside; the depth may be somewhat 
greater than the width. A succession 
of these lofts may be built as the busi- 
ness progresses, or they may be put 
up at the same time. The partitions 
between the lofts are of boards or of 
wire netting, as may be preferred. 

Cheap Fly House for Pigeons. 

There should be doors leading from 
one loft to the other with nests up 
:he back and around the sides as far 
is the doors permit. 

An aviary or fly of wire outside is 
necessary to the completion of the 
accommodations 'for the pigeons that 
are to be kept by the breeder. The 
fly should be larger than the loft itself. 
It should be the' same height as the 
house and twice as long. That is, a 
house of which the boarded part Is 
10 feet across in front should have 
tho wire fly 20 feet long. A succes- 
sion of four of these lofts would make 
a building 40 feet long and 12 feet 

The nests for the pigeons are ar- 
ranged along the back and side walls. 
They should run from 12 inches from 
the floor to within the same distance 
from the roof, and be a little more 
than three feet wide, so as to divide the 
back space of ten feet iato three equal 
parts. Be careful not to overcrowd, 
as it requires skill to handle a large 
number of pigeons In one loft success- 

Each compartment should be fixed 
in such a way that one end can be 
darkened, and the nest should b« 
placed at this side. It will be found 
best to use the earthen nest pans 
that can be bought from dealers in 
pigeon supplies, and these should be 
supplied with material like shavings, 
pine needles, etc., such as would be 
suitable for the birds to rest upon. 

When breeding for profit It is very 
necessary to curtail all unnecessary 
expense. A building such as that de- 
scribed can be put up of plain match 
boards at the lowest cost possible; if 
more money Is to bo spent on the 
building itself, it may be papered and 
clapboarded, which might be better 
ha sections where the winters are ex- 
tremely cold and severe. The cost of 
good mated homers from a reliable 
dealer is two dollars per pair, and it 
does not pay to begin with ,poor Btock. 
Economize in your building and gen- 
eral equipment if necessary, but get 
good birds, if you want to be sure of 
profitable results, and be euro that 
they are mated. 


lining should be selected to suit the 
tea or breakfast service the cozy is 
used with. 

A hemstitched frill of plain muslin 
is carried quite across and loops of 
cord are sewn in the center for lifting 
purposes. The spotted muslin must 
be cut deep enough to allow of ths 
edge being turned -veil under the in- 
side, where it may be tacked to the 
cozy or fastened by press studs. 

It takeB a whole lot of crurabB o? 
comfort to make a square meal. 

Big Advantage Is That It Can Be Used 

Throughout Growing Season — 

Necessary on Any Farm. 

One of the great advantages of the 
manure spreader over the old way of 
spreading manure by hand is that it 
can be used throughout the growing 
season. The spreader can be adjust- 
ed to give a light or a heavy applica- 
tion of manure^ 

During the growing season, when* 
ever there is a little time to spare 
from the regular field work, where it 
will be feeding crops instead of wast- 
ing away in the barnyard or in the pile. 

With the spreader, manure can ba 
hauled out any time of the year. For 
this reason alone, saying nothing of 
the time saved in unloading and the 
even manner in which the manure is 
distributed, the spreader is worth many 
times its cost. It is just as necessary 
as a wagon on the farm where live 
stock Is kept. 

Most Economical Fruits. 
Pieplant, currants and plums will 
grow themselves, if once started, on 
almost any farm, and yield abundant- 
ly. These are the most economical 
fruits grown and among the most 
wholesome and healthful. They are 
Berved on the best hotel, restaurant 
and dining car tables — especially the" 
first named— and should be on erery 
farm table at least once a day wa&H 
pthgr iruita cannot tw bjut 


Plenty of Ventilation Is Necessary— •' 

Have the Bins More Than Eight 

Feet Square. 

(By A. R. KOHLER. Minnesota Exper- 
iment Station.) 

Tike place for storing potatoes 
ehould-have plenty of ventilation. Bins 
ought not to be more than eight feet 
square .and should have slat walls 
with hollow , partitions. Or there 
should be plenty of ventilating tubes 
with slat sides reaching, from top tc 
bottom of the bin. Where bins are. as 
large as eight feet square a ventilat- 
ing tube in the middle of each one 
would be desirable. Ventilation hcips 
to carry off moisture, thus keeping 
the potatoes dry, making it possible 
to cool them off quickly in the faK 
and keep them cool during the winter 

The best temperaturo for potatoes 
Is as near 35 degrees Fahrenheit as 
possible. A I good tested thermometer 
Or several in different locations and 
at different heights should be kept in 
the cellar and watched at frequent in- 

In putting potatoes into a storage 
cellar they should be run over a 
screen that will take out the dirt. 
Large potatoe cellar should be filled 
In layers so as to give the potatoes 
the best possible opportunity to cool 
ofE and dry. Dumping a %vho!e day"s 
digging in one place is not the best 

The best method for keeping :nei& 
ture from collecting en the 'inside of 
the roof of potato cellars *3 to cover 
them with straw or strawy manure. 
Plenty of ventilation also helps. 


Wisconsin Expert Tells of Device Re- 
cently Perfected to Tell Amount 
of Lime Required. 

(By E TIU'OG. Wisconsin Ds j..---,rr t 

A simple little device has bera per- 
fected which promises to bo of r,n at 
value In improving and develop!!!? 
many of the soils, n.v its use' it is 
possible to tell how acid a soil is and 
how much lime will have to be appiir d 
to correct this acidity. 

It consists or an alcohol burner, a 
cup to measure soil, a graduate to 
measure water, a few strips of paper, 
and some chemicals which can be pur- 
chased at any drug store, it is "!io 
trick" to mix the water, soil and 
chemicals together in a tlask and set 
thjj mixture over the alcohol burner 
until it boils. Then by laying one el 
the strips" or paper, soaked in another 
chemical, over the mouth of the llask 
ror two minutes, observing the trior 
the paper turns and comparing this 
with a card or standard colors, ihe 
farmer knows definitely bow much 
acid is in his soil. The gas given oil 
by the boiling mixture, colors the 
strips of this paper in shades fnim 
light yellow to. black, depending tin' 
how much' acid is present to set free 
the gas. 


Common Tin Can With Holes Punched 

in Side May Be Used to Supply 

Moisture to Plant. 

When the season turns txlrenicly 
dry just before or about the time 
watermelons begin to ripen, the 
drought and tho consequent Plow 
growth cause the melcn to become 
tough and unpalatable, sometimes un- 
lit for one to eat at all. 

To guard against these conditiens, 
and the damaging results, punch 
small holes about the sides and bot- 
tom of a common No. 2 can. sink it 

Giving Melon a Drink. 

in the soil within a few inches of the 
melon hill, and fill it with water as 
often as the dryness of the weather 
demands. , 

. Place something over the can to pre- 
vent the watev from evaporating, and 
it will creep through the holes into 
the soil, furnishing plenty of moisture 
to refresh aud properly develop the 


Good Mixture li. Cornmeal and Fine 
Sand— Always Furnish Ample Sup- 
ply of Fresh Water. 

(By MRS. W. IIAI'.VKV.) 

A great many young ducks are 
killed by wrong feeding. 1 feed mine 
cornmeal and one part lino white 
Baud, or fine gravel sifted. 
'• Stir the sand an J gravel up with 
your meal and water and feci live 
times a day. t Always give :.n ar,;ilo. 
supply of fresh water when you u ed 
them, as ducks cannot eat without 
drinking at the same time. Talte U10 
water* away when they arc through 

I tried thi3 plan last your, ami 
raised 4-i out of C9. The yuarb-jfort: 1 
had 100 hatch but only raised l'.J. ( 
also kept the little ducl:s shut up wlih 
the old chicken mother. They v.i-re 
a week old before I let then out. 

Keep Cholera Away. 
Clean water, clean pasture, clean 
pens, clean feeding floor — and one baa l 
every condition right, save isolation, 
to keep his hord clean 0! cholera. 


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Pride and 


(Copyright, 1915, by W. G. Chapman.) 

Madeleine Driscoll had returned to 
the old manor house in Clayton after 
an absence of 15 years. 

Clayton had ceased to think of the 
Driscolls. They had been squires in 
the old days, but their importance 
had faded as Clayton became a manu- 
facturing town, and Madeleine's father 
had lost his money In wild speculation, 
leaving an impoverished wife and 
daughter striving to keep up the old 
state which had long ago departed. 

Finally, after her mother's death, 
the girl had gone away. She had 
closed up the house, and fc-fe*u stood 
untenanted upon the hill. People 
ceased to speak .of her; she was al- 
most forgotten when she returned. 

Her return awakened memories of 
her life in the place. Gossips recalled 
that she bad been engaged to be mar- 
ried once. Her fiance waB the young 
Episcopal clergyman, Upton Vane. He 
had not appeared at the church door; 
that much was remembered. He had 
departed within a -week, and Clayton 
had not seen him again. Life had 
continued just as smoothly in Clay- 

It was to a haven of peace that the 
woman of thirty-five returned. The lit- 
tle church was still standing, mellowed 
by time, the creepers now extending 
over the antire front. The village had 
grown, factories had sprung up, but 
much was the same. Only those who 
bad known Madeleine when she was 
a young woman had nearly all died or 

She threw herself into church work. 
Bhe sewed, she taught; the children 
udored her. She could not look upon 
these boys and girls, with all the prom- 
ise of life before them, without think- 
ing of her own wasted lire. 

The annual confirmation class was 
■waiting for the arrival of the bishop. 
The bishop of "Wauhaskett was still 

TU have to go, Madeleine," the i-iu 
later answered. "The call has. come to - 
me." ■" ...-''■ 

"Well, I think it outrageous/' ' an* 
Bwered the girl hotly.; "Remember, If. 
you keep me waiting tomorrow, ITI 
not marry- you." 

"Why, my dear, Vl\ be "back by mid- 
night," Upton answered. 

She suffered him to kiss her, but 
her manner was distinctly aggrieved 
as he took his departure. And when 
he reached the miserable shack, he 
found cause for further delay. 

The old woman's son was expected 
hourly from the South., He had com- 
mitted a crime; he had confessed to 
his mother, and when he arrived she 
wished him to unburden himself of his 
secret and suffer the penalty. It 
would mean a dozen years in the peni- 
tentiary. She could not die leaving 
him with his crime unatoned. 

The minister wafted. Hours crept 
by. It was morning before the son 
appeared. Ho was just in time to say 
good-by to his mother, to listen to her. 
plea, and to make' his confession. 

The woman died, and the minister 
took the man to the police station. 
By the time these formalities were end* 
ed it was ten o'clock. And he had half 
an hour to go home and dress for the 

There were no telephones in those 
days. At a furious pace he drove his 
horse up the hill, to encounter the 
bride's carriage going to the church. 
Madeleine saw him. He pulled up and 
tried to speak to tier. 

"Take us home!"' cried the girl to 
the coachman. 

Those were the last words of hers 
that Upton heard. Arrived at the ma- 
nor, she shut herself up for days. In 
vain Upton tried to see her. She 
would not receive him. She returned 
his letters. A week later the young 
man left Clayton and his successor 
was installed. A few weeks after that 
Mrs. Driscoll died, and Madeleine Boon 
closed the house and disappeared. 

She had lived in the world, she had 
tasted the sweets and bitterness of 
life, and now, at thirty-five, she had 
returned to her native town. And 
those memories which she thought she 
had forgotten came back to her with 
poignant intensity. 

That was the story she told the 

"What can I do?" she cried. "I have 
been punished. Heaven knows I havo 
suffered. I have ruined two lives." 

"You have never seen or heard of 
this Upton Vane since-then?" the bish- 
op asked gravely. 

"No. I don't know where he wenV. 
How could I seek him out after that?" 

"But you knew a't the time the cause 
of his late return?" 

"Not for weeks," answered Made- 
leine. "And then, what was the use of 
being sorry?" • 

"Do you stili" love" this man"?" in- 
quired the bishop. gravely. 

J3he flung out her arms wearily." "I 
•have done with love," she answered. "I 
only want to restore the part, that I 
have taken out oft his Hip I want to 
know.that he is happy and ha's : fcrgot- 
ten me." 

"He is happy." answered the bish- 
op. "But l.e has not fofgotteir'you<- 

Something in .his voice made the 
girl start and lock' at him >iptently 
She had nut seen hi3 face for her 
tears; now she found herselfUboking 
into the ey< s of Upton Vane. 

it Was a Tale of Pride and Punish- 

a young man; he was a forcible speak- 
er, and had been selected on the death 
of his predecessor on account of his 
eloquence and impassioned faith. A 
bachelor, he had given all his money 
to the poor. He was a leader of the 
new evangelical school, which was 
believed to offer the most powerful op- 
position to all the doctrines of mate- 
rialism, rampant throughout the land. 
All Clayton awaited his first visit. 

On the evening of his arrival Made- 
leine was in the church. She was 
alone; she had been decorating the al- 
tar and putting the last garlands of 
green about the pillars. Then, her 
work done, the memory of the past 
came rushing over her. Just so had 
she worked in the days when Upton 
and she were engaged to be married. 
They had met here; and her memo- 
ries opened the floodgates of her sor- 
row. She kneeled and wept before the 

She did not hear the door open, nor 
was she aware that she was not alone 
until she started up, to see the bishop 
standing at her side. Through eyes 
blinded with tears she discerned the 
kindly man who looked inquiringly at 

"You are In trouble?" asked the 

She nodded desolately. She could 
not speak; she buried her head in her 
arms and sobbed. 

Then suddenly she found herself 
poured out her story. It was a tale 
of pride and punishment, but the pun- 
ishment had been out of proportion tff 
the sin. 

Fifteen years before, almost to a 
day, she was to have married Upton 
Vane. The marriage was only 12 
hours away. Upton was in her moth- 
er's home when a messenger came to 
the door. 

An old colored woman who lived 
eight miles away was dying. She had 
something to confess before she died. 
She wanted a minister— any minister. 
The message had come to Upton be- 
cause the Methodist minister was out. 

"But you can't go, dear!" exclaimed 
the girl. "Mr. Barrett will be back 
in a few minutes, and he Is her min- 
ister. At least, all the colored oeople 
♦about here go to his church.'' 


Interesting to Speculate Who Had 
Placed t There Many Years in 
• . the' Past. 

One never knows what ho may find 
inside a tree. At a sawmill near Van- 
couver the other day they found a 
horseshoe to their sorrow, for it was 
deeply Imbedded and stripped off the 
teeth of the saw that was devouring 
the log. Some boy had nailed tho 
horseshoe to the tree years and years 
ago and the wood had slowly inclosed 
and hidden it. ' 

Where is the boy now? Would he 
be willing, and able, to pay for the 
saw that his youthful pastime ruined? 
What did he nail the horseshoe to tho 
tree for? Was it to make his luck per- 
petual? It is well known that a horse- 
shoe lying in the road will bring bad 
luck if you pass it by untouched, but 
if you pick it up and nail it to the 
barn door or to a tree, goodness and 
mercy will follow you all the days of 
your life, or at least untU the talisman 
is displaced. 

The chances are iaat the boy who 
nailed the horseshoe to that fir tree 
near Vancouver is a millionaire now 1 , 
but In our mind's eye we see his for; 
tune slipping away since the cause of 
it has heen torn from its secret bed. 
The loss of a big saw is not the worst 
consequence of disturbing the magic 
horseshoe. There is.also, very likely, 
the family of a Walt street magnate 
reduced to penury. 

Plants Capable of Love. 
Blue rockets show fear and the dead- 
ly nightshade is full of hatred. Both 
of these are plants, but that does not 
prevent them from declaring, merci- 
less war on animal life. The blue 
rocket is a dainty flowering shrub 
which gives forth a perfume at night, 
but it carries one of the deadliest of 
poisons. One-sixteenth of a grain shot 
from its poison pistil has proved fatal 
to a man. This is according to Prof. 
Henry G. Walters of Philadelphia, who 
maintains that plants have memories 
and are capable of love. 

Hard to Explain. 
"Here's an interesting case. A mar- 
ried woman with black hair comes 
home from a little trip and finds 
bronze hairpins on her dressing table." 
"Where has hubby about that timer 
"Prom all reports he was up in the 

IN the Hawaiian islands all races 
meet on a basis of near social 
equality, education is developed 
to a high degree and hospitality 1 
finds its best expression, accord- 
ing to Senator Cummins, says the Des 
Moines Register and Leader. The 
Benator gave Bome impressions he re-, 
ceived from his vl^ait in the islands 
with the congressional investigating 
party. . 

"The first thing that impresses one 
is the unique condition socially and 
politically of the people," Senator 
Cummins said: "The .total population 
Is about 220,000. Of these 75,000 are 
Japanese, who came there when It 
was legal for them to do so or have 
been born on -the islands. They are 
preserving the purity of their blood. 
They do not intermarry. The young 
men when they get ready to marry 
send for their 'picture brides' from 
Japan. An agency makes the matches 
by use of pictures. When the con- 
tract is made the girls come over to 
Hawaii, are met at the docks by their 
Intended husbands and are married 
there according to the American law. 
Sees Japanese in Control. 
"The Japanese are a prolific people 
and their numbers are increasing very 
rapidly without Immigration. In fif- 
teen or twenty years, if everything 
goes as now, the Japanese will abso- 
lutely control the Islands. They aro 
a clean and. competent lot of people. 
They take on education more readily 

diminishing. They are not strongly 
addicted to work. But they are splen- 
did entertainers. Most. of them are 
highly educated. Indeed, it is quite 
remarkable to note how this race 
has been transformed from savagery 
to culture in 100 years- There are 
numbers of Koreans. Jamaicans, Span* 
lards, Italians and various other peo- 

"Americans are comparatively few. 
They do the big business of the coun- 
try. The descendants of the Ameri- 
can missionaries are the richest Class 
of the islands and stand the highest 

Industry of the Islands. 

"There are two main industries— 
the -raising of sugar cane and manu- 
facture of sugar, and the raising of 
pineapples. Practically all of the till- 
able land is now devoted to these in- 
dustries. Much of the country is 
mountainous and volcanic, and, there- 
fore, untillable. There is no real op- 
portunity to extend agriculture. 

"Naturally, tho people are opposed 
to free sugar. The burdon of the 
speeches everywhere we were re- 
ceived was against removal of the 
tariff on sugar. They showed how it 
would ruin the industries of the is* 
lands until the Democrats in the par- 
ty were fairly tormented by their ar- 

."Our entertainment in the islands 
was delightful. I never enjoyed [my- 
self more on any trip. The hotels 


If you were queen of pleasure- 

And I were king of pain. 
We'd hunt down love together. 
Pluck out hla flying feathers 
And teach his feet a measure 

And find his mouth a rein; 
If you were queen of pleasure 

And I were King of pain. 

These words are not intended for 
the women who belong to the worka- 
day world whose 
time has to be 
accounted for by 
the minutes and 
precious hours 
from morning till 
night. The wom- 
en of wealth and 
idleness are the 
ones who should 
profit by these 
earnest sugges- 
tions. . Many of 
these so-called for- 
t u n a t e women 
grow weary for 
the want of hav- 
I n g something 
worthy to do ' In- 
stead of idly fold- 
ing their hands in 



than any people I have ever seen. All 
of them take advantage of the public 
schools, of which there are plenty of 
high standards. 

"The schools are mainly patriotic 
It seems that love of American.-insti- 
tutions and the flag is - encouraged 
particularly. The Japanese people 
there will remain Japanese. While I 
believe they will be good American 
citizens, there will arise the same 
hind of racial problem that we have 
here with the negro, for the white 
people in the island will not be dom- 
inated by the Japanese. 

"There are many Chinese. They 
do Intermarry and and assimilate very 
rapidly with the Hawaiians and the 
Portuguese. The Chinese are much 
esteemed. They furnish much of'the 
lower labor and have many of the 
smaller stores. The prevailing senti- 
ment of Hawaii is that the bar against 
Chinese immigration ought to be re- 
moved so far as it affects the islands 
at least. Several delegations waited 
upon me during my stay to urge that 
this be done. 

Natives Decrease In Numbers. 

"The number of Portuguese Is 
large. They make excellent Ameri- 
can citizens. There is also a consid- 
erable colony of Filipinos. But the 
Filipinos have not proved valuable 
as workers, and their. Immigration 
has practically ceased. 

were as good as any in this country 
and the hospitality of the people was 

Learning the Potato. 
In Germany the people are being 
taught the difference between a po- 
tato with jacket on and with jacket 
off. How much bread sustains a 
man, how much meat, how the .hum- 
bler and neglected foods outweigh in 
nutritive power the more fashionable 
—all these are being taught, and' the 
lesson of them will continue .Into 
peace times to the greater benefit of 
the individual. If Americans can 
learn tho lesson of use instead of 
waste. If they can learn how to buy 
and to know what they, are buying, 
It will cause remarkable changes in 
individual welfare in this country. 

their laps, laughing, chatting and at- 
tending to their pet poodles for want 
of something better. Women have 
turned their attention to the many 
changes tbe present affords, which for 
the first time in their lives have 
opened the gates of usefulness and 
benefit to some poor, needy humanity 
and given them something to make up 
and think about. It is a boon from 
heaven for the women who have 
lounged and strolled about idly with 
the one aim of trying to kill time, tir- 
ing of perusing this book or playing on 
the piano tho latest hit music, ending 
by having beauty culturis'ts minister to 
their looks, and looking forward to 
every attractive entertainment go- 
ing. The call for women by h'er 
suffering sisters from one part of 
the city to another has aroused 
new ambition in the listless, spurred 
on, many an aimless woman with 
an extravagance of purse and an 
overindulgence for vanity and Us 
course. If she awakes in a morning 
that is gray and dark she no longer 
pawns for her maid to bring a dainty 
:up of chocolate to her bedside I and. 
place a fresh bouquet of flowers jGn her 
silt table. She doesn't mind inebnven- 
ences or conjecture bow the weather 
!s to turn out. She hurries through 
aer breakfast, dons a neat walking 
iuit and off she goes with new ainbi- 
lion and a bright resolve to be of 
iome use, some comfort to helpless de- 
pendents whose hands have been out- 
jtretched to her own. Flowers abloom 
:n the florists' windows seem to nod 
ind to invite her to take "them away. 
5he has no use for them, -but it dawns 
ji her mind that they would certainly 
Drighten the poor invalids who were 
)bliged to lie.ln cots in hospitals, shut 
in from the Jight of day. t In a" jiffy, 
ilroost, a number of pretty odorous 
blooms were, transplanted to the sick 
room. 'Pain and sleeplessness were for- 
gotten for the time .being; tho rooms 
brightened or the unfortunate little 
leverish -hands clapped as the "ohs* 
xnd murmurs fell from their lips. All 
jf this happiness and delight cost her 
aot much more than the trifles *she 
would have ' expended her money on 
tor momentary gratification or the 
jelfish killing of time. Pleasure pales 
oefore the heart lifting of others who 
b.less her name, watch for her com 
Ing and listen for her footsteps. Wom- 
an who go in quest of aid to others 
who are almost on the verge of giv- 
ing up their frail hold on life are win- 
ning for themselves laurels. She who 
Is on the hunt to kill time should di- 
rect herself to tbe Infirmary where the 
zrippled children are sheltered. If she 
could but read to them the little story 
out of last night's paper, causing them 
to forget for a brief half hour their 
dream world and their desolate sur- 
roundings, what a boon her visit would 
be to them! Another hour spent 
among the aged telling them what is 
going on in the outside world of 
which they were once a part but now 
quite forgotten could awaken their 
hearts anew and light the'flre of hope 
in many hearts in which it was thought 
burned out. Has anyone thought that 
it was criminal to kill time? Let time 
live and every moment account for 
some useful deed accomplished. Even 
a poor woman can give. a smile and 
lifting hand to the wbmaif still poorer 
than she. Time never rolls backward. 
Do not idle it away If you would be 

matrimonial prizes — no wonder people 
are In bewilderment as to which ia 
woman's best marrying age. 

There are those who will declare 
with Shakespeare, that maidens, 
should wed young. Juliet was but six* 
teen when she was wooed by the roi 
mantic Romeo. 

Others argue that girlish fancies; 
change all too soon. The man whomj 
a girl would firmly believe to be s> 
hero — a veritable AdonlB — when shei 
is two-and-twenty would appear to bei 
a" coxcomb In- her eyes two or threa 
years later. Older and wiser people! 
fix a woman's best marrying time at| 
twenty-five, declaring that her wlsdomj 
is riper, her judgment clearer, and? 
she is better adapted to battle adroit^ 
ly, with womanly tact, with the aver- 
age cross-grained husband. Men are. 
seldom or never willing to adapt 
themselves to their wives' moods o* 
views. In such a problem as which 
Is the right age for a girl to wed, 
when the wisest of philosophers dis- 
agree, how shall one go about to- un- 
ravel the perplexing tangle? 

Taken all In all, there are some 
maids wiser and more competent to 
become wives, and good ones, at six- 
teen than others are at a decade, of 
years later. Some are younger in 
their hearts, their ways, and in ex- 
perience at twenty-six than is the 
: shrewd maid of sixteen, who has an 
-oM. clever head on her young shoul- 
ders. In such matters courtship of 
not less than a year's duration should 
be insisted upon by the girls* 
guardians. At the expiration of that 
time it should be'left to the heart to 

Love broadens a woman's Ideals, 
causes her to ponder long and well 
over life's possibilities. Realize tho 
fascination of being nearer and dear-, 
er yet than all others to the ono 
whom she loves, and who loves in re- 
turn, offering her marriage. Any age 
past sixteen is the proper time for a 
girl to wed if she has made tho fight 
choice of a mate. At no time Is a 
woman so old that she should forego 
the blessing of companionship such as 
a good husband can crown her with — 
peace and happiness for both. Good 
marriage, and alas, poor ones, can bo 
contracted without regard to ago. In- 
experience, or profound wisdom. 
Much discretion should be used in 
the selection of husbands and wives. 
An elderly man cannot expect Simon- 
pure love for him to Oil the breast of 
,tbe girl of sixteen. A middle-aged 
man can rarely find congeniality with 
the wife many years his senior. Care- 
ful choosing adjusts the matter sat- 

"The native Hawaiians are rapidly 1 Ledger. 

"AH In the Lodge." 
. Two Manhattan physicians were en- 
joying the breaze from the front seat 
on the "hurricane deck" of a Riverside 
drive bus one bright afternoon, when 
part of their conversation was over- 

It' ran like this: 

"I performed an operation for ap- 
pendicitis on the wife of a milllmairo 
yesterday," said the - stouter of the 
pair. x 

"YeB," said the other. "What was 
she Buffering fromT"-»PhiladelphSa 


Every wedding, says, the proverb. 
Makes another soon, or late; 

Never yet was any marriage 
Entered on the book of fate. 

But the names were also written 
Of the patient pair who wait. 

When chits of maids not yet sweet 
sixteen are beginning to mix' the 
study of beaux .with their school 
b Old leu. young girls just turned twen- 
ty give "debutante parties" thus 
tacitly admitting they may be wooed 
and therefore won — and young women 
halfway* be twoen charming twenty and 
■worrisome thirty we vying with 
Um yooagar women to carry off the 


Thorp has fallen a splendid tear 
From the Hussion llower at the Rate. 

She Is coming, my dove, my dear. 
She Is coming, my life, my fate. 

The rod rose .cries: "She is near, she la 
■* ' near!*' 

The girl who waits year in and year 
out for a lover whe comes up to the 
mark -or expectancy often dies an 
old maid. If she centers her thoughts 
on one who is not in a position to 
wed the sweetheart of his youth until 
he has advanced himself in business, 
she braves the criticism, in her lonely 
hours, of those- who claim that sho 
will wait and wish for this particular 
man without ht-r hopes being realized. 
Sentimental fancy, .if waiting and 
wishing ardently, putting off tiie clay 
so long looked forward to, wrecks hap- 
pinessiin the long run. 

In her youthtimo she sympathised 
and planned with delight from the ap- 
proach of the bridal/day to the anni- 
versary of their hjtfppy married life, 
with pictures .of .events, ailt l lively, 
good times. It was simply a dclusiun, 
- fleeting, dragging along for years— 
and no wedding bells for her. Living 
in the country, where everyone knew 
of postponements, and disappoint- 
ments, with gossipings, and counting 
of her age, as well as observing her 
fading charms, was not to bo endured 
by the woman whose heart hungered' 
from waiting. 

' The city, which lures thousands of 
newcomers who have left pleasant 
homes in the country, adds thiH 
stronger to its cramped quarters and 
Unsatisfying environments. "Whero 
should tbe woman alone and among 
strangers board?" was her first query. 
A homelike boarding house had a 
hall bedroom, which she was obliged 
to take until a more desirable room 
was vacant. Where should a woman 
boarding away from her home receive 
the few friends and acquaintances 
that might como to the door to visit 
her occasionally? She wondered. To 
attempt to talk to anyone in the littlo 
stuffy parlor was worse than Beeing 
no one at all, especially if the gen- 
tleman was an old acquaintance whom 
she wished to see. 

The woman who had moved to the 
city was sensible and good. The ono 
man for whom she had waited long 
years and wished for till hope had 
nearly died out of her famished heart, 
had come to her, in her little cottage, 
on the eve of her going to the city; 
and asked her to write to him, and 
when taking her hand, sakl in a- low 
voice: "We have been sweethearts 
for years and havo not come to any 
conclusion as yet. Will you allow 
me to call upon you In the city and at 
last to talk over the all-important 
question, if it is not too late?" 

"It's a long road Unit has no turn 
to it," she had always been told. Tho 
landlady curiously fathoms out the 
mystery of why she had inquired If 
she could accommodate two for sup- 
per in the dining-room, soon after the 
others had gone. "A wedding Bup- 
per, true as I live," laughed the land- 
lady to herself. She was right In her 

Burrairfi A bride ind groom were he* 

guests after long wattteg and wills. 

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f Local News Items | 

Bj l O B O O O O O O O O OBOBO O O O O O O tl O P OBpaOBOiH 

Andrew Gulseth autoed down from 
Carmel Tuesday. 

John Anderson, of Eaplee, ^ was .a 
Goodridge caller Tuesday. 

0. C. Hanson, of the Empire Lot Co. 
was doing business in our village Tues* 

Miss Ruth Hawkins, of Carmel, who 
has been employed at Thief River Falls 
the past two months, returned to. her 
home Saturday. 

Even GuirtTon left;. a sample of bis 
oats at this office Monday that measures 
6 feet 4 inehesand well filled. Who 
ctn beatif : '■" 

: DeWejrAnderson, son of Ni Ji Anders 
son, Register of DeedB; is now . carry 1 
injf the. mail In place Df- Downey Smith : 
who quit the job laat week. 

The case against John Hoyllm Id? 
conducting a disorderly, house, tried be- 
fore Justice John T. Lattimore Monday; 
was dismissed by County Attorney 
Kjomme upon the promise of Hojum to, 
close Up within three days, _ ' . 


sssHSHsasHsasasasasasa sasasasEsasasHsssHSHSHSse 


Do not forget to Call at the SOO 
when in town. Meals and Lunches 
served at all hours-— Good rooms 
and prices reasonable. 

Julius Steffenson, Pfop. 

« Goodridge, MftmiSOia # 

lasaasasHsasasEsasasasasaffiS HSSsasa^EsasasBsaSasaESasl ' 

Meat That Is Always Fresh 

Buy your Fresh, Salted. afld S^ked tneat from us, 
home made Sausage and Bologna a specialty. 

We buy the best beef arid hogs obtainable, aiid that is 
the reason that our customers are satisfied. Get. your next 
meat from us, and we will. feel sure that you will become one 
ofour satisfied customers. '-.-.-• 





I . The* 

Atlantic Elevator Co. 

We have now open 

our Elevator and ready 

to pay you -the Highest 
i. Market Price fotr '.. your 

grain. Call and see 


and get ACQOAINTEP. 

We Also Handle Coal 
Fred C. Peterson, Agent? 

Goodridge, Minnesota. 


^u Can 



You can have a beautiful Starcfc piano in your own Borne for 30 days free trial 
without paying anything in advanft. All we ask is that you will play upon, use 
and test this piano for 30 days. H,ai the end of that time, yon do not -find it the 
highest grade, sweetest toned anfi finest piano in" every wav, that you have ever 
seen for the money, you are at perfecfe-Bberty to eeadi it back, and we will in that 
event, pay the freight both waya> 9ffia Sfarek Piano xamt make good with, you 
or there is no sale. 

Save $15(MH) or More Eur Payne** 

w e rtip direct to jou from eur (acttttj-, *t 
prices that save you upwards ot $150.00 itt the 
cost of 3-onr piano. Wc guarantee to liirnUb. 
you a better piano tot the money thanyou can 
secure ebewbiie. You arc assured of. rewiring 
a satisfactory Bweet toned tforagle High: grade 

25-Year Guarantee 

Every 3tarafc Piano Hfpiar- 
anteed for 25 years.- TSta 

It means wBat it eays. 

Free Music £ess«n* 

To every purchaser of Stofdt 

! Pianos, we gi** fre« 50 musfc 
lessons, hi one of the best 
known schools in Cnicagfc- 
Vou take these lessons in your 
own home, by ms.IL 

ZaA Hand Bargaimt 

-..»«« .« _ u ,™.o.. *..» We have coniUstly on hand a 

guarantee has Back of it ti» *'Z*V** a ** r ?' ««»o*h«nd plaaot 

reputation el an old-estafc- X"L i £* 1 " d I 2 k !L ta ,5, ai ™ a : 

IUhed,ri^_ aS ible P ran fidwe. ^fZjgJH" SUrtk ^"^ "* 

KwStf $138.00 

Stefiway *;.....;.. M.00 

Ehwrww „... 180.00 

KhnbaB 95.00 

Starck ,", 195.00 

Send far out hieit second-hand 

Y« pay ae cash down, but titer 30 days 
of trial, you cm begin payment on the low- 
est, easiest terms erer suggested by a piano 
manufacturer. These terms are arranged to- 
«uft your convenience, and you can buy a piano- 
ftw your aorae, without tntasing the money. 

Stock Pkyer-PittMs 

Starck Player-Pianos aresicb 
toned, and -easy to operate. 
You will be delighted with 
the many exclusive up-to-date 
features of these wonderful 
instruments, and pkadetf With 
our vary low price*. 

Catalogue Free 

Send today te our new 
bewtlmUy lUuitrated cnta- 
logu^JvUch sriwss you a. nst 
amount- of naporfcuit plant ' 
infotmatiosw Wrft» today. 

iowa home, by man. I | fafonnatioft* WM» today. 

P. A. STARCK PTAWO g&^^^Bgadihg, Ofcago, m. 

Flrtur* AUurad. "■'■'• 
"What mokes job' think America Has 
a great musical future?" .. ,. 

"The* noise We can make at an elec- 
tion or a ball game shows that ire 
have great voices. All the; need- IS 
cultivation."— Washington Star: 1 

No Argument. 
Patronlzer of the Cheap Restaurant- 
took here, waiter, this coffee Is cold. 
Polite and Intelligent Walter-Qnite 
right Sir. Tills Is a quick lunch cafe, 
and If the coffee was hot you couldn't 
drink it in a hurry.— London Scraps. 

Gut af tH6 Mouths of Babes. 

''Tommy," queried the .teacher, "can 
you tell me what a storage battery Is?" 

''res, ma'affl," was the prompt reply. 
"It's the men who hatter up the furol 
ture they are putting In storage."— Chi- 
cago News. 

Ah Arctic Bunk HotfM, 
A "bunk" house is an arctic hotel 
made df logs, with moss chinks, a dirt 
roof and a dirt floor, A great sheet 
Iron Btove keeps It warm. Two rows 
of bunks covered with grass or brush 
extend along the walls. The old-fash- 
ioned, string and latch hold the whip 
sawed door closed, and there Is a place 
to cook the meals. To stay overnight 
costs a dollar. 

Jelle News ''■'"" 

Mr. and Mrs. . P. M. Swanson and 
hildren made a pleasant call at Ellen 
lohnson's home Sunday. 

Mrs. T. B. Dalen called on Mrs. P. E. 
'agnuson, Friday. 

The Jelle Brothers made a business 
■:rip to Thief River Falls the first . of 
he week. 

Mrs. Edward Sarrach and Mrs. W. 
r. Cunningham were visiting friends at. 
'horhuit Saturday .- 

L. L. O'Dell transacted business at 
loodridge, Monday. - ,.v 

T. B. Dalen made a business trip to 
•oodridge Friday. 

?. Eberhardt returned to Thief River 
•'alls on Friday, after spending the 
tummer with his son E. J. -Eberhardt. 

Mrs. Rasmussen called on Mrs. F. E. 
i agnuson Sunday afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stover left for 
arimore, North Dakota, to harvest 
their grain. . . ' 

Someone wore out three pair of shoes 
:his month, going to'see'his gaj> 

Gryglk Newip',:;' 


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Dr. Adkins-new hospital is jjow com- 
pleted and . is modern in ever^ respect 
It is equipped with electric light which 
is run by storage battery. ' Shis will 
jrnish power enough tolight the hos- 
pital and run the machinery in the 
1 nindry. He has also installed an xray 
s/stem. Now when you are sick, all 
you have to do, Is to call up Dr. Adkins 
»y telephone and he will do the rest. 

The harvest is now in full blast and 
ffe thinH that the Goodridge elevators 
viir not be able^to handle all the grain 
as fast as It will come in. 

Hans Huseth has his fine new house 
learly completed and will m6ve his 
"amily in next week. It is expected 
before the snow flies, there will be a 
few more new residents build in Ben- 
ville. Who says Benville isn't prosper- 

Wm. Williams and many other farm- 
ers have ■ threshed their rye and are 
muling it to the market. 

Mesdames Fred Rasmussen and C. G. 
Stenmon visited Sunday with the Gust 
Boman family. 

Miss Marie Wick spent Sunday with. 
Miss Annie and Palma Windsness, 

Wm. Paskewitz and daughter, Bern- 
ice were called Monday at Grygla, 

Mesdames Cha's Jlotzko, llarget 
Williams and T. K. Johnson visited \ 
Monday a few hours with Mrs. A. M. ! 
Bergquist. - 

.Miss Bertha Holbrook is assisting i I 
Mrs. Andrew Morken vrith her work for j 
a couple of weeks. j i 

Oscar Knutson, Alfred Rasmnssen, 
Gunda Stenmon and Laura Rasmussen 
were among thdse who attended the j 
dance r.t John Bjorstsd's Saturday! 
evening. Of course they had a splendid : 
time; ,| 

Baker Olson made a flying trip toj 
Thief River Falls Monday. 

Eleven and at half peund baby boy 
was born to Mr. and Mrs, Henry 
Nygaard Sunday, August I5th. 

Miss Thonie Homeland is at present 
staying wfth her sister, Mrs. Cha's 
Motzke- in Benville. 


■»°**~>" >■— ^*«— «m»y»«w»k,..^ , 

Andrew Hedluhd juj(j fajnily were 
Visiting at Oscar B^j'| bat Saturday. 

Mr.- J. W. Anderson piade ashbrt 
call at Oscar Bolln's |Mt sHnday riiohi' 
ing. • 

Fred Gord aatfeWIy, and ^ W. 
AndersdfTgnd family were visiting at 
Swan Larson's home Sunday afternoons 

P. M. Swanson was a. Sunijaygilest 
at Mrs. t*ete Johnson's west of town. 

L. L. Odell hauled a load o'f merchan- 
dise for the Thorhult merchants last 

QeOr'ge Cunningham went to Good' 
ridge after a load of groceries for P; 
M. Swhnson. 

Sofus Swansod was a business visitbt 
at the town clerk's office last Monday: 

J; J. Webster went to the Dakotas 
last SUnday to take in the threshing; 
Mr. .Webster Is an experienced separa- 
tor man having had 17 years experience 
St the wbrk. 

Mr. Edi- Fosbergj our livery man; 
took, a load of passengers to Qoociridge 
last Sunday. 

Richard Olson helped Swan Larson 
with haying Monday: 

Ed. Fosberg and Mr. Halverson were 
putting up hay for Mrs. WestlUnd 

Richard Olson and John Lindholrh 
were doing some repair work on the 
school house this week- 
Mrs. Fred Gord, Miss Gladys fjord, 
Mrs. Oscar Bolin, and Mrs. Cha's 
Votava and children were over to 
Grygla last Wednesday to consult Dr. 
Adkins. Miss Gladys Gord had some 
dental work done also. Mrs. -0. Bolin 
stayed oyer to undergo an operation 
for appendicitis. 

Andrew Prestebak and tficfiard OlsOn 
made a flying trip to Goodridge last 
Wednesday in Mr. Prestebak's big 
touring car. 

While tearing off the old roof on the 
school house last Wednesday, Richard 
Olson got in trouble with some wasps 
that had built their home under the 
eaves, they attacked Mr. Olson with 
sach force that he decided to get down. 
And down he came waiving his arms 
and. saying a few Sunday school words. 

The hum of the reaper can be heard 
these days and the crops are fine, the 
best in years. 

The writer gathered some oats last 
week that measured 5 feet-6 inches tall 
heads well filled, and kernels plump ani 
full. . 

Sirs. Fred Gord and Mrs. J~_ffi^And- 
erson called on Mrs. Carrie PreBtebak 
last Friday, 

- Mrs. O. C. Toftnes and Mrs. Ole 
Roan were shoppers at Thorhult last 

Goodridge Post Office 

Arrival and Departure of Mails 

Arrives from Thief River Falls at 
8:15 A. M. Leaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennie -M. Payne, Post Mistress 

Erie Post Office 

Erie-Thief River Falls Route 

Daily except Sunday. Mondays,- 
Wednesdays and Fridays by way of 
Kuehnal, leaving Erie at 7:30 A. M. and 
arriving at Erie at 5:00 P. M. On 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday's 
by way of Brunkeberg, leaving at G:06 
A. M. and arriving at 0:30 P. M. 

Ole. O. Strande, Carrier 

Rural Route N,o. 1. Leaves Erie at 
8:00 a, m, Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
Saturdays. Arrives at Erie at 4:00 
p. m. 

Theo. Rustad, Carrier, 

professional: cards 

Architect . 

Thief Rive* Falls,' 




Ol/lee In Citizen. State Bank BulldjnB 


Licensed Auctioneer 

Will Cry sales In Pennington .and 
adjoining Counties. Phone or write 
trie at KRATKA, MINN. 



t'factice iii Slat* nud Federal Courts anil ljt'furt 
the l\S..Ln!:d 'Jllic-. 

Louis 0. Kongell 

Licensed Auctioneer 


Dr, H. W. FfdeHiich 
Physician and ^iihgeon 

Deutscher Arzt 


.Office 2^i-5 Block 

Thief River Falls, 

Phonp *"2ti 



b.F.$Ielbj i ;..M.b. 

Office in Jackson-McGmn Block 


McGinn Suildiho 



General and Land Office Practice; 
Probate .Practice a Specialty. 
Thinf Elver Falls, - .Minnesota. 


Sknnilliiavlok Ajintlirk 
Jf yon want the Iihki in Drnt;« anil a *t\nc.rc 
ileal p> to ■ 


Hcfilnn Illork' - Thie! Hiver i-'nll... Mhm. 

Empire Farms Co. 

Office in Citizens Slate Bank Building 




AcGmn l!ld'K 

O. A. Naplin 

PHlfcl' Eiver Falls, Minnesota. 

i Praotiel. 

LeAMl Pavbia Dratfn. 

H. G. Hieber 

ce and Residence Scandia Block 
PHONE ui. 

Long or Sbpit Term 

Real Estate Loans 

Made (it the 

Lowest Prevailing Rates. 



Thief river falls, Minnesota. 

Goodridge Barber 

Cha's Stephenson, Prop. 

Milled Bldg. • Goodridge, Minn. 


Abstract Company 

• Bemidji, . Minnesota. 
Hicks Furniturd & fearpit bi. 



f uli line of Coffins and Caskets 

fheii* No. 30 

Thief IllVer Fdlls. Minin 




GOoi)Rit>GE, M1NR. 

It ytfo are thinking of Having d' salf 

cdjl and Bee me 

When in need of 

drugs send or phone the NEWELL 

tirug Store, Thief River Falls, 


The First State Bank 

thief river falls, minn. 

General Banking 

und CollftctionA 

Wc Make n Specialty o'i 

Call or write for particu[»'f5 


Physidfln and Surgeon 

! (rn.,1 ami aiu^i'i fll'Ni a, tn-tftH.T. 

i Calls answered promptly day or niKlil. 

Grygla, - - filinfiesolii 


Remember we carry every tiling 
found in a first class drug store. i 

Preacriptionn and Honsebold receiptH ri 

H. B. NEWELL, Druggist. 

K. M. Slantou II. C. Rowber^ 

Attorneys iti Law 

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Minnesota Northwestern Elec 



Thorhult New* 

AlBert Amunson and son, Mre. G. H. 
Bolt and children, Sig Anderson and 
famHy accompanied Andrew Prestebak! 
of Thief River Palls to Thorhult in Mr. i 
Prestebak's big seven passenger tour- 1 
ing .car test Sunday, . ■ . I 

Richard Oftory viarted his many f rier.Ss ■ 
aronnd Thorhult the. past f.eek.. -;'~ : 

Swan Larson and. Fre.djCio^.njsjde { a ; 
c^llon Andrew Hedlund last Sandiyj ' 

Going East Daily Except Sunday 

Train No. 1. 
LEATE^Thief River Falls at 7:15 A. M. 
Silverton at 7:40 A. M, 

Mavie at 8:05 A. M, 

arrive— Goodridge at 8:30 A,M. 

Train No. o. 
LEAVE-Thief River Falls at 10:00 A. M, 
SHverton at 11:10 A. M. 

Mavie at 11:40 A.- M, 

arrive— Goodridge ,. at 12:10A.M. 

,Train No. 3. 
LEAVE-Thief River Falls at 3:46 P. M. 
Silverton ' at 4:10 P^ M. 

Mavie at 4:35 P. M. 

ARRIVE-Goodridge at 5:00 P.M. 

Going West fc 

Train No. 2. 

LEAVE-Goodridge at S:45 A. M. 

Mavie at 9:10 A. M. 

Silverton 'at 9:35 A. M. 

ARRlVE-Thief River Falls at 10:00 A. 

Train No. G. 
LEAVE-Goodridge at 1:45 P. M. 
Mavie at 2:15 P. M. 
Silverton at 2:45 P. M. 
ARRIVE-Thief River Falls at 3:30 P. M. 

Train No. 4. 
LEAVE-Goodridge at 5:15 P. M. 
Mavie at 5:40 P. M. 
Silverton at 6:06 P. M. 
ARRIVE-Thief River Falls at 0:30 P. M. 




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Volume X. No; 37. 


SI .00 Per Year. 

Lutheran Gathering Next Sunday 

to The Honorable Board of 
Commissioners in Arid 
Pennington Ccurity. 


Petition For Bridge 

At High tan'ding : The Herman Lutheran congregations 

jof Germantown and Esplee will cele- 
- — : j brate a joint missionfestival next Sun- 

jday, September 5th. at the Herman 
Kiesow grove. In the morning service 
beginning at 10:30, Rev. F. J. Seltz of 
Thief River Falls; will deliver the 
German sermon immediately following 
tlie sermon: The new pastor, Rev. 
Otto Schultzj a graduate Of Cancordia 
Theological Seminary, Springfield, III., 
will be formally installed into office. In 
the afternoon service beginning'at 3:30, 
Rev. H: F. Bi-aner of barren, will 
deliver an English sermon. Refresh- 
ment can be' secured at the ground, the 
proceeds of wKich as well as the bffer- 
ing is to be devoted to the caiish of 
Home Missive. Our many . Lutheran 
friends are Cordially invited. 

We; the undersigned, residents and 
lax payers of Eastern Pennington 
County, would respectfully represent to 
your b'ody that a bridge across the Red 
Lake River at High Landing is an ab- 
solute necessity, and that this territory 
Is entitled to recognition as it has not 
heretofore received any part of the 
Road and Bridge fund for such pur- 

Therefore, we respectfully petition 
your Honorable body that an appropri- 
ation be made to build a temporary 
bridge across said Red Lake : River at 
High Landing as soon as possible; the 
cost of same not to exceed One Thou- 
sand ($1000.00) Dollars, the same to be 
built in such a manner that it can still 
be used if at any time the river is 
dredged and made navigable. 

The above petition is being circulated '■ o'clock. p. m. 
among the taxpayers of Eastern Pen- ■'''■ ''""■ 
nington county and will be presented to 
the fioard of Commissioners at_ their 
next meeting and it is expected will re- 
ceive favorable action. 

.V. .■**rTKi?i*y..r.->£ 

TTKll ffflOKHSI 

„i@¥A .SfATd 

SEPT. 6 ill fell«J,1915- 


Election Notice 

Please Take Notice 

, For several years past the EleVen 
Towns plant has been run without 
profit. Owing to the high cost of 
material and increasing expenses we 
are obliged to raise our advertising 
rates a trifle and the subscription also. 
After January 1st. the price for adver- 
tising space will be 10 cents per inch 
for plate matter and standing ads' with 
the cost of setting up. Where change's 
. are made the coBt will be added. Local 
ads will remain at 5 cents per line for 
pach insertion. Cards of thanks, basket 
socials and notices of that nattire will 
be. run at iihlf price and notices of 
church services free. Bills will be sent 
jit the end of each month and setfle- 
tnenf expected: -The subscription price 
after^ January 1st. will be $1.25 payable 
- In advance but up to that time you can 
subscribe or renew for as manyiyears 
'as you like at the old price of $1.00. 

tiiis change should have been made 
One year ago but times were hard at 
that time. Now you have gobdcrops 
hnd good prices you can easily pay up 
your subscription a couple years in 
advance and not be affected by the 
raise in price. 

Notice is hereby given that a meet- 
ing of the resident voters of the village 
of Goodridge will be held In the Good- 
ridge Sail in said village oh the 9th. 
day of September, 1915 between the 
hours of 1:00 o'clock a: m. and 7:00 
for the organization of 
sdid . village df Goodridge and the 
eiectjon of officers for the thrift, ending 
tjie first. Tuesday In April, 1910. to wit: 
One Treasurer] , a.,village council com- 
posed of one President; , one Clerk and 
three Trustees; two Justices of the 
Peace and two Constables. , 

Dated at Goodridge, Minnesota this 
30th. day of August; 1915. 

Theo. Gilbertson 1. • . • 

Nick Bundhund V INSPECTORS 

John T. Lattimore J 


You need up-to-dateiitformationio ftrakefarmng 
pay the biggest dividends. fjie»war has cheated a 
market for more horses- more wool- more meat. 
There is o growing demand fof hetter dairyprodurts 
9ftA.%A*ne/<s; Zfa, ^J«^ c ?& l a i fifa&iv?*uJ& 

Commercial Club 

At an adjourned meeting of the 
Goodridge Commercial Cluh, held in the 
Goodridge Hall on Friday evening Aug. 
27th. 1915, the following resolution was 
adopted by an unamtmous vote. 

Be it resolved that we beleive a 
bridge across the Red Lake River at 
High Landing is a public necessity; 
that the eastern part of the county is 
entitled to consideration in the expend!- j 
ture of the Road and bridge fund and 
that some kind of bridge can be built 
this fall that will not interfere with 
navigation and will be. both economical 
and safe. 



Thorhult News 

A nice rain visited out section of the 
country last Sunday that was a. benefit 
to the gardens and corn fields. 

Mrs. Carrie Prostehak and ?on. Ol? 
of Thief River Kails, made a pleasant 
caller at J. \V. Anderson's last Sunday. 

Mrs. Johnson was a caller at Mrs. 
Gord's hist Sunday evening. 

Sofus Swanson, wife and baby were 
calling at Swan Larson's last Sunday. 

P. M. Swanson wrre out buggy riding 
after meeting last Sunday. 

Mrs. G. W. Cunningham and Mrs. 
Ed. Surreck were shoppers with our 

Therefore, We believe that our 'busy merchants last Saturday. 
County Commissioners should seriously q. C. Bolins and children were pleas- 
consider the needs and demands of the a„ t , callers at Andrew Hedlund's 
tax payers of Eastern Pennington s um ] a y. 
County at their first meeting and make 

the appropriation petitioned for. 
J. P. Jenson, Pres. 
51. d. Stephenson, 

News Items 

Jelle News 

Clifford Anderson of Esplee, is help- 
ing L. L. O'Dell with haying this week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stokke and 
family called at Fred Sundby's home 
Sdnday. ' 

Mr. T. B. fialen made a trip to flood- 
ridge on Wednesday. 

Clara and Lillian Anderson called- ofl 
Andrew Northum's Sunday! 
: Mrs. L. fir iQ/'iSeH caileldon friends 
in "fhdrliult on Wednesday. 

Mrs. \V. G. ( ,Clinpirigiiam and Mrs. 
Ed. Sarrach galled on Mrs. Jacob 
AnderBon Tdesday. 

The frost we had last .week greatly 
dartiaged the.gardens and corn. 

Mrs. T. B. Daleo and Manda Dalen 
Sailed On Anthony Korstad's Sunday. 

Subscribe for The Eleven Towns. 

Old papers for sale at this office in 5 
and 10 cent packages. 

Melvin Nygaard autoed down from 
Grygla Monday morning. 

Ellef Halvorson of Reiner, was a 
Goodridge caller Tuesday. 

Dr. F. H. Gambell, 'phone No. 140, 
Thief River Falls. Minn. 

• Get your auction sale bills printed at 
the Eleven Towns office. 

Oive them a trial. CARIMES 
the lOc.cigar with quality. 

Martin Anderson, of Kieder, autoed 
to Goodridge Monday morning. I 

Don't forget the dance at the Good' 
ridge Hall, Saturday evening Sept. 4th. ] 

Nick Bundhund and .lohn T. Lattimore 
Verb out on land business yesterday^ 

O. Houck kiibV- family arrived Friday 
with a car .of Household goods and 
moved Onto iiis farm 15 miles ndrthi 

Highlunding News-- 

John Hoyutn returned to his home in 
Thief River Falls Saturday 

This locality was visited by a fine 
shower of rain last Saturday. 

Farm for rent. Inquire, at G. N, 
depot. Thief River Falls. Minn. 

H. E. Leslin shipped a car of cattle 
to south Saint Paul Friday of last week. 
Harold Provencher and John Foes 
Visited with friends and relatives at 
Thief River Falls Sunday. 
.Good potatoes are scarce in this 
vicinity. •■-. Prices range from $1.00 to 
$1.50 accprajn^to, quality. 
j 1. O^IillvoTiTorCarfKa,— and A. O. 
iFlaaeland* of i,Gry'gla, transacted busi- 
ness at Thief River Falls Thursday. 

If you have any thing to sell or trade 
try an ad in the Eleven.Towns. It costs 

The frost last Wednesday night,, done 
considerable damage to the gardens, 
corn, etc. 

School begins Monday, September 13 
in District No. 38 Willi Miss Emma 
Satre as teacher. : 

Sir. and Mrs. O. Olson of Benson, 
Minn., visited with, their farmer neigh- 
bor, A. T. O'son and family a few days 
last week. They were Very much 
pleased with this country and will make 
it their home as they purchased the 
Idan Thoreson farm near Erie, while 

Mias Stella Arnt has been engaged to 
teach the High Landing school the 
coming year. 

Miss Ella Olson returned to (ioodridge 
Monday to resume her clerking duties. 

Mr. Miller of Bemidji { representing 
the Fargo School Supplies Company, 
was a business visitor in this vicinity 
last week. 

Jos. Enebo has completed the new 
house for Herman Larson on the farm 
he purchased from B.ernbard Stixrud. 

E. P. Heggestuen. and daughter visit- 
ed at the A. J, rtarum home west of 
Kratka Sunday last week. 

Baker Olson and Oscar Knutson auto- 
ed down from Grygla Tuesday morn- j but a trifle and is sure to bring results 

'"£• Arne Arneson of Carmel, left Tuesday 

' M. O. Seavey and Julius Steffenson ■ f or the North Dakota harvest fields, 
transacted business at Thief River Andrew Gulseth accompanied him to 

Swan S. Larson sold a bunch of cattle 
last Monday. 

Chas. Votava was cutting grain for 
Swan Larson last Thursday. 

Victoria Anderson and little Edith 
Anderson, and Edith Larson were 
pleasant callers at Mrs. Carrie Presti- 
bak's last Thursday. 

Ester Larson and Hulda Swenson an-1 
baby were calling on Mr?. Westluml's 
last week. 

Swan Larson was a passenger to 
(ioodridge last Thursday. 

Esther Larson and Hulda Swenson 
and baby were callingonMrs. Wcstland 
last week 

Soren Larson was a passenger to 
Goodridge last Thursday! 

Northrup King Seed Company's agent 
was gathering up the unsold seeds 

Mr. Sofus Swenson went out to tht. 
Dakotas to take in the threshing this 

The School Board are making extend- 
ed improvements on the school house 
and grounds. 

J. L. Hahu has traded his homestead 
in Star and Reiner fbr house and lot in 
Minneapolis) and Will soon move to that 
cityand wdrk at his tradet 

». J. 

I m/s. : 

Larson and .\tfs. Prestebak were calling 
on Mrs. YVestlund's .Monday. 

Fred S. Gord and Swan Larson were' 
business callers at the clerk's office 

Henry Bjerke was in town Thursday. 

Palmer T7edt went to Thief River 
Falls yesterday to have some dentist 
work done. 

Goodridge Restaurant 

Board by the day or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good rooms, 
Confectionery :-: :-; x Soft Drinks 
Cigars :-: x Pipes :=: :-: Tobaccd 
BarberShop .'. In Connection. 

STEPHENSEN BROS., Proprietors. 

Falls Monday. 

J. A. Duffy of Red Lake Falls, pass- 
ed through Goodridge on his way to 
Grygla Saturday. 

Lars Hyland of Rhoda, called Satur- 
day to give his subscription account a 
boost for another year. 

Petet Meyer returned from Ortonville, . 
where he has been visiting friends for j ing your loan elsewhere, 
some time, Saturday evening. j hn and Alfred Swenson of Grygla, 

Post "No Hunting Allowed" signs on 'loft Thursday evening for Winnipeg, 
all sides of your farm and save what Canada. They were accompanmg to 
game you have fed for your own use. | Goodridge by Oscar K 

B.H. Fonnest, of flrygla, transacted! Hisses Lottie and Rose Foss, Elsie 
business in our village Monday. On j Sinclair, Hub. .Men 2 el, Ernest Backlund 
his return home he hauled up a load of 

jlork's Orchestra, of Thief River 
Falls will furnish the music for the 
dance in Goodridge Saturday 


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zavoral of Erie, 
came to Goodridge to transact business 
I Monday afternoon and returned home 
' same evening. 

Loans made on improved farms a 
low rate of interest with STEPHEN 
SINGER.- Call and get rate before plac- 



Heavy and Shilf Hardware, Stoves and Tinware 
We Also Handle All Kinds of -Paints and Oils, 
Gasoline and Kerosene [ 

pur stock is all new. No second hand goods. . 
When in town call and see us. 



Lsvery a 



If you Want" kh Auto or Horse Livery you 
should patronize ttiose who help in building Up our 

We have invested a large arnoiinj: of ffloney in 
helping to build up Goodridge and feel^etititled tq 
your patronage as long as our charges aire reasonable' 
and w§ treat you righti 

City Dray Line In Goiinefetibti 


Sept 4th. " 

Any one having good potatoes, can 
easily get rid of a few bushels in Good- 
ridge at good prices. We want some 

Theo. J. Hagen of the Thief River 
Falls . Music Company, visited our 
village last week Thursday and made 
this office a pleasant call. 

I CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief 
Falls* for priEe lists. 

Mrs. Margaret Mohn returned Thurs- 
day from Wahpeton, North Dakota 
where she has been engaged as cook 
for the past two months. 

An unusually early frost last Wednes- 
day night destroyed most of the gardens 
in this vicinity and seriously injured 
late fla* and the potato crop. 

Miss Anna Rostad and Martha, Pal' 
mer and Chester Tvedti attended the 
Farmers Club picnic at T; Morken's 
place last Sunday. They reported a 
fine time. 

i Tud' Rome) a prominent farmer from 
Rhoda,,,made this office a pleasant call 
last Thorsfiiixi . Mr. Rome informs us 
that the fjqs't.jhe, evening before was 
very 3eVere", fpMJng ice « his place 
and entirelya'sstrojmi* 85 acres of fine 

flax for him. Kir, $ ome , has certai "'y 
'had.hi.s share of misfortune during the 
past three years. 

and Harold Nelson, autoed to Thief 
River Falls Sunday evening. 

Mrs. Albert I.oyd and children, of 
Grygla, returned from Thief River Falls 
Thursday where they have been visiting 
with friends and relatives for some time. 

Special Car, from Thief River Falls, 
Saturday evening Sept. 4th. will ac- 
commodate those living along the line 
that wish to attend the dance at Good- 

M. J. Anderson and Nels-S. Lien of 
Erie, were pleasant callers at this office 
last Thursday to place their names on 
j our subscription list and pay in advance 
i for One year. 

Carl N. Jacobson has moved his 
family from his farm to this village and 
they arc comfortably settled in the 
dwelling, recently vacated by Duffy 




J. M. Bishop, Pres. 

jay Payne, Vice Pres. 

Farmery State Bank 


George Homntei a well known j'oiing 
man in this vicinity, spent Friday with 
friends in the village. He was on his 
way to Winnipeg where he will take a 
position as an engineer on a local 
freight train nihnlng out of that city. 
His many friend's £ere wish him good 
luck and abundant success.— Gully 

The hunting seazqh ,.for,|bir(ls Spins 
next Tuesday but ybii shpuy.noriiember j 
that you are required. to Have a licence I 
to hunt any place but on your own j 
farm. You can kill but 10 birds or 1 15 j 
ducks in any one day or have In your j 
possession at any one time to exceed 80 1 
birds or 45 ducks. Deputy game! 
wardens are scattered all over this sec- j 
tionofthe state and ■•'sooners" are; 
liable to be caught 

Capital and Surplus $12,000 

Offers you the best service obtainable 
in Check and Saving Accounts 



"^y^e will have a new set of Safe 
Deposit Boxes for rent by Sept. I st. 

Come In And Get Acquainted 

Farmers State Bank 

Nick Bundhund, Cashier 

GbodrlBte, . • Minnesota 






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European War News 

The German admiralty announced 
at Berlin that a German submarine 
bad torpedoed and sunk a Russian 
auxiliary ship at the entrance/to the 
Gulf of Finland. 

s • • 

A German destroyer was sunk by 
French torpedo boats in a battle ofl 
Oetend, the ministry of marine an- 
nounced at Paris. 

The Russian fortress city of Oa- 
eowetz has been captured by the Ger- 
mans, it was officially announced at 

• • • 

Reports received at Berlin stating 
explicitly no submarine or torpedo 
was sighted, permit the assumption 
that the British liner Arabic struck a 
loose mine. 

• « -t 

It is olhclally reported at Berlin 
from Sofia and Constantinople that 
Turkey and Bulgaria have signed a 
new treaty by which Turkey grants 
Bulgaria her desired direct rail com-' 
munication with the sea, and Bulgaria 
agrees to observe a benevolent/neu- 

• ■ • 

Rvacuation of Pelagosa island In the 
Adriatic sea by the Italians was offi- 
cially announced at Berlin. The bom- 
bardment of the island followed a bom- 
bardment by Austrian ships and aero- 
planes, which destroyed the Italians' 

• • • 

The British liner DIomed has been 
sunk by a German submarine. Har 
captain, quartermaster and steward'' 
were killed by "shells 3red by the sub- 
marine. The liner attempted 
cape, but surrendered. 

• • * 

The Kokumin Shimhun' at Tokyo 
says: "Premier Okuma states that 
Japan has decided to give greater as- 
sistance to Russia to prosecute the 
war. He could not discuss details, 
but allowed it to be understood that 
this assistance would take the form 
of the forwarding of greater supplies 
of munitions." i 

The president of the tluma at Petro- 
grad announces that the Germans lost 
(lie superdreadnaught Moltke, three 
cruisers and seven torpedo boats in 
the battle of the Gulf of Riga. An 
official announcement' adds that the 
German fleet has left the Gulf of Riga. 
The Germans tried to make a landing 
near Pernau bay. Pour barges, 
trammed with soldiers, were. repulsed. 
The Germans were exterminated and 
the^ barges captured. 

* » • 

Capture of the Russian fortified city 
of Bielk, 90 miles northwest of War- 
caw, was announced by the German 
was office at Berlin. 

* » » 

The British government placed cot- 
ton on the contraband list. France 
Kill follow with similar action. 
* ' • * 


Governor Dunne of Illinois has or- 
dered a part of the Fourth regiment, 
Illinois National Guard, to Murphy s- 
boro, to protect Deberry, negro, who 
will be placed on trial on a charge of 
killing Mrs. James H. Martin. There 
Is talk of lynching Deberry. 

The governors' conference in ses- 
sion at Boston unanimously and en- 
thusiastically adopted a resolution 
pledging their united support to any 
iction President Wilson may take in 
the international crisis. 

Coroner John A. Booth concluded 
his inquest into the lynching of Leo 
M. Frank at Marietta. Ga. The jury 
In three minutes returned a verdict 
that Frank "came to his death at the 
hands of parties unknown to the 

Huntington Wilson, assistant secre- 
tary of state under Philander C. Knox 
and third assistant secretary under 
Elihu Root, has established a resi- 
dence at Reno, Nev. He refused to dis- 
cuss reports that he will sue for di-' 

* * * 

Rev. Edmund Kayser, prominent 
ninister of Gary. Ind., was found mur- 
dered under mysterious circumstances 
near the Evangelical Lutheran church, 
af which lie was pastor. 

* * * 

The Eastman Kodak company of 
Rochester is a monopoly in restraint 
Df trado in violation of the Sherman 
intitmst law, according to a decision 
handed down by Judge John R. Hazel" 
Df the United States district court at 
Buffalo. N. Y. 

* • • 

Little Rock faced its fourth gas 
famine this year as the result of a 
break In the main at Red River, near 
Lewisville, caused by the high water. 
Newport is partly cut off from the out- 
side world by the flood waters of 
White river. 

* * * 

The National School Peace league 
executive committee announced at San 
Francisco that President Wilson had 
been awarded the gold medal, given 
annually by the league for the great- 
est service In the interest of world 

William J. Calhoun of Chicago, for- 
mer ambassador to China and the man 
who won the Illinois delegation for 
McKInley in 1896, has become the gen- 
eral in chief of the Republican forces 
which propose to nominate United 
States Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman 
of Illinois as the 1916 candidate for 

* • • 

Hanover, Pa., which in three weeks 
will celebrate the centennial of its in- 
corporation. Buffered a serious disas- 
ter when a whirlwind with the veloc- 
ity of a western cyclone struck ft and 
in two minutes did damage to prop? 
erty estimated at fully $600,(*00 No 
lives were lost, 

* • • 

Men prominent in the political and 
business life of Berrien county, Mich- 
igan were canght in a raid by Sheriff 
Franz and Prosecuting Attorney 
O'Hara on the charge of being vio- 
lators of the local option law. / 

* • • / 
St. Louis county is recovering some- 
what from the third calamity/which 
has descended upon this community 
in as many days — a flood which sniffed 
out at least twelve human lives — pos- 
sibly many more, destroyed more than 
a million dollars' worth of. property 
and made 2,000 families homeless. 



The Chicago Teachers' federation, 
the most/influential organization of 
its kind/in the United States, was or- 
dered/abolished by the rules commit- 
tee/of the board of education. ' , 

Mrs. Josephine Sipa of Chicago, fol- 
lowing a quarrel with her.husband, 
James, turned on the gas In their 
home. The woman's /two children 
were found dead with,her. 

That the annual dairy show held at 
Chicago will not be held there and 
that all similar shows in other parts 
of the West will oe given up tem- 
porarily, was announced by the con- 
vention bureau of the Merchants and 
Manufacturers' association" at Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 


If it was due to the action of a Ger- 
man submarine that American citi- 
zens lost their lives in the torpedoing 
of the steamship Arabic such action 
was contrary to the intentions of the 
German government, according to offi- 
cial advices received at New York by 
the German -ambassador from Berlin 
and telegraphed by him to Washing- 
ton. It was also said that Germany 
will deeply regret such a loss of life 
and would tender the sincerest sym- 
pathies to the American government. 

The American government has ad- 
dressed the government of Haiti, ex- 
pressing its desire that there be ac- 
cepted without delay the draft of a 
convention for ten years under which 
there shall be established an efEectiva 
control of Haitian customs as well as 
administration of the finances of the 
country, under a receiver general and 
American employees. 

Secretary of the Navy Daniels at 
Washington has asked all retired 
naval officers to report on their fit- 
ness for active duty and requested 
them to express their preference for 
assignments. A roster of all retired 
former enlisted men in the navy and 
marine corps is being prepared. 

* * * . 
The American embassy cabled to 

Washington the gist of six affidavits 
of American survivors- of the Arable 
Accompanying these was the affidavit 
of Captain Finch of the liner. All 
agreed that the Arabic was torpedoed 
without warning and that she did not 
try to ram the submarine, which was 
not seen before the attack. 

* * * 
The action of the allies In putting 

cotton on thj contraband list caused 
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoc to 
announce at Washington that J30.UU0,- 
000 or more will be placed, when 
necessary, in reserve hanks of the 
South to finance the cotton [crop. These 
funds are to be reloaned to cottcn pn> 
ducers a*, low rates of interest. 

a * * 

Several weeks will elapsu before the 
United States takes the next step in 
conjunction with the A. B C. govern- 
ments and other Latin-American na- 
tions regarding the Mexican situation, 
it was announced. 

Also There Is Enough Variety to En- 
able Any Woman to Make a Se- 
lection That' Will Please 

If you prefer a Bark coloring for 
your new silk dress, are tired of blue 
and do not want blacky there are such 
lovely neutral tones to choose from, 
such as . gun-metal grays, very dark 
olive greens and the almost black 
shade of brown known as tete de 
negre, and seal brown. This is a very 
■modish color, and when touched up 
/With a bit of enlivening color of white 
to relieve the neck and sleeve ends 
some very rich effects can be achieved. 

The illustrated design is a splendid 
one for a development in seal brown. 
with an interesting vest-girdle, and 
sleeves of cream-colored taffeta striped 
with lapis-lazuli blue. 

There is a high-necked gulmpe of 
white Georgette crepe, .abirred at the 
neck and wrists to give a generous 
fullness. Frills of self-material add a 
soft finish at the top of the collar and 
sleeve ends. Over the guimpe is worn 
the attractive jumper blouse of brown 
'taffeta, widely, open in front, slashed 
over the shoulders and Moused over 
the top of the striped girdle. The un- 
der elbow-length sleeves of stViped 
silk- must be. attached to the gulmpe. 
A close row of silver buttons trims the 
center of the draped girdle, to "whose 
lower edge the tunic and drop skirt 
are applied with a cord finish and nar- 
row heading of plaited silk. China 
silk will do for the drop skirt, to which 
the two lower flounces are sewed. 
They are circular flounces and finished 
with narrow plaited ruffles of the 
'The tunic is a little below knee 
length, and similarly bordered with a 
harrow plaiting. Unlike the. two 


Simple Contrivance of Especial Serv- 
ice Where There Are Many Mem- 
bers of the Household. 

Our sketch shows a useful article to 
prepare for hangine upon the wall at 
some convenient spot in the hall of a 
boarding house, or where there are 
many members in a family. 

It is quite easy to make. For its 
construction, in the first place a piece 
of thin board measuring 18 inches in 
length and 8 inches in width will be 

required. This board is 
pale green casement clo 

covered with 
h, the mate- 

President Wilson . it Washington 
designated Rear Admiral" Cameron 
Winslow to be commander in chiet of 
the Pacific fleet, succeeding Vice-Ad- 
miral T. B. Howard, who will resign 
in November. 


Gil Anderson and Earl Cooper hove 
scored another brilliant [victory for 
Stutz cars at Elgin by winning first 
and second places in the big rOad 
race for the Elgin National Trophy, 
duplicating their performance of Fri- 
day by reversing their position. Ed- 
die O'Donnell took third place and 
Ralph De Palma was fourth. Ander- 
son's time was 3:54:25; average, 
77.25G miles an hour. 
• . * * 

Cooper of California led the way to 
the finish line of the Chicago Automo- 
bile club 305-mile trophy rcce at Elgin, 
111., in 4:01:32, seting a new record 
of 74.979 miles an hour. Gil Ander- 
son was second, and Oldfield third. 


Edward. Huntoon, aged forty-two. a 
well-known race-horse man, dropped- 
dead at the fair grounds at Hoonvil!e, 
Ind., while talking with a group ol 
race-horse men. He came from Evans 

Splendid Design for Seal Brown 

flounces. It is not circular, but is even- 
ly gathered around the hips. 

The same design may be used for a 
thin wash fabric, such as voile, organ- 
die or crepe de chine. 

rial being turned over it the edges 
and fastened on at thj; back with 

Diagram A shows the shape in 
which the casement clo h should be 
cut out, the space inclased by the 
dotted lines correspond ing in size 
w'ith the surface of the board. Dia- 
gram B shows the back rith the foiir 
flaps folded over and tacked down. 
Across the front of the board bands o 
broad white elastic are fastened on 
with small brass-heade 1 nails, the 
nails being inserted at each end of 
each band and also at the points where 
the bands cross each oth m 

The rack is finished oB at the edges 
with a dark green cord, and for sus- 
pending it from nails in the wall two 
ordinary picture rings ar; screwed In- 
to the upper edge. 


Most Attractive Shade I 

erence Over All Othe 

Present Mome 


Given Pref- 
i, at the 

Rose linen Is a favorite and rose 
mull and sweaters In ro se and pink 
and white embroidery, r >se net em- 
broidered in silver, rose girdles and 
rose garlands are every .-here. And 
as for millinery, the ro;y hats are 
•'all over the place." 

Most fascinating to we ir with lin- 
gerie gowns are rose taflata jackets. 
They are made in a number of be- 
guiling ways. Some are Ishort Eton 
and others come well below the waist. 

On the rose-trimmed hats ■ the roses 
are used in large singh ones or 
wreaths about the crown. A whole 
crown of them Is sometimes used. 
From the handsome full-blown -va- 
riety to the weeniest buds : are em- 
ployed. Even the wild rose is often 
pressed fiat against the crqwn in de- 
lightful effect. | 

The rosiest of hems of taffeta is 
used on frocks of chiffon, net or em- 
broidery. Sometimes, too, the only 
rose the gown may show will be in tlie 
hem itself. i I 

The rose applique trimming used 
now is not like the old-fashioned ap- 
plique. It is far more graceful and 
has almost the effect of painting. j 

Perhaps the reason that older worn 
en may venture into pink these days 
is because there are so many 1 more', 
with gray hair and pink cheeks 

Rose is the first choice in dance 
frocks, and rose color means ■ any 
thing from deep American beauty to 
the palest pink. 


Amone Other Things Animal Will Lose 

Appetite, Have Gaunt,. Unthrifty 

Appearance and 1 Beco.-n* Inactive. 

If the animal has cholera these 
other symptoms will follow within a 
few hours or a few daj"3, depending 
upon whether the disease is acute or 

Loss of appetite, partial or com- 

Inaction, .the hog lying hidden in 
the tall grass or weeds in summer or 
staying in the shed or house in win- 

A gaunt, unthrifty appearance and 
roughened hair. 

Labored breathing, commonly known 
as "thumps," if the lungs are affect- 
ed; also a cough. 

Some diarrhea if the intestines 
are affected, but in many herds con- 
stipation with lumpy, hard excretions, 

A Typical Cholera Pig. 

sometimes covered with mucous or 
blood and offensive in odor, though 
this may not be true in all casas. 

Discharge -of pus from eyes and 
nose; eyes may be glued shut 

A weak, wobbly gait, especially in 
the hind legs, the animal often reel- 
ing as it tries to walk. 

Dark red, blue or purplish discolora- 
tion of skin under the bqdjf, neck and 
inside of thighs. ' 

When the disease is acute, death 
may come in four to seven days. 
Sometimes, however, the attack is so 
virulent that hogs are found dead be- 
fore the owner knows they are sick. 
At other times the disease takes on a 
chronic form, the animals dying at in- 
tervals through a period of several 


Novel Gift That Could Not Fall to 
Give Delight to the Fortunate 
Recipient. ~~~~ 

A girl who is hailed among her espe- 
cial friends as the only original one 
fully lived up to her name and reputa- 
tion by bringing to the last linen 
shower a most novel gift— and it was 
not linen. It waB intended, however, 
for the lingerie chest and was the 
most novel and prettiest of sachets. 
Apparently, when the eager bride-to- 
be opened the little flowered, silk-cov- 
ered box, she saw lying in its silken 
depth a large creamy satin rose. 
When she lifted it for further exam- 
ination a sweet aroma was diffused 
through the room and the rose was 
discovered to be nothing more than 
a number of petal-like bags of sachet 
attached to a central calyx disk by 
means of the smallest of gilt safety 
pins. The petals shaded from light 
cream at the outer edge to a deep pink 
In the center. The only original girl 
admitted to having used a "real rose" 
as her model, and snaping the petal 
sachets accordingly. A clever little 
verse told the delighted recipient that 
one petal at a time might be removed 
and attached to any piece of lingerie 
she desired. The sachet used was. a 
delicate rose, which had first been 
laid between thin strips of soft cot- 
ton and baked in a slow oven to make, 
the odor more enduring and less pun- 

Long Coats for Fall. 
In the fall we shall see serge prin- 
cess frocks with coats so long that the 
Bkirts will be entirely covered. 

To Restore Worn Leather. 
Leather hand bags, purses, card 
cases and belts, if black, can be re- 
stored to original beauty in the follow- 
ing manner: Buy a tube of ivory- 
black oil paint and apply it to the 
leather by rubbing it in with a piece 
of old stocking. It should be used 
generously and rubbed in vigorously, 
so as to leave no noticeable residue. 
Let it stand 24 hours and if the surface 
of the leather Is rough, polish with a 
piece of old Turkish toweling: Let 
stand another 24 hours; and if the dve 
will be permanently set and none will 
rub off even on white gloves. By 
the same method colored leather can 
be dyed black, but a number of coats 
would be necessary. Each coat should 
be given 24 hours to dry. and each 
coat must be polished before another 
is applied. The degree of polish de- 
pends on the amount of rubbing.— The 
Ladies' './orld. 


Annual Loss Runs Into ' Millions 

Through Marketing Poor Article 

During Summer Months. 

"Quality counts, not sometimes, but 
always," and is as true with market 
eggs as with any other commodity. 
The farmers* annual loss through the 
marketing of poor eggs during the 
summer months mounts Into the mil- 
lions in the aggregate and "is wholly 
unnecessary. liecause of the presence 
of so many spoiled eggs coming from 
the farms the buyer is compelled to 
pay lower prices as the poor eggs 
are sorted out. by him and must be 
disposed of at figures far. below the 
market price of good eggs. 

Why should not the farm producer 
first endeavor to produce good eggs 
and then sort them himself and know- 
positively that he is selling only first 
quality eggs? The candling of nggs 
is the final test and can be easily done 
by anyone. Arrange a common paste- 
board shoe box to stand on ond over 
a small lighted lamp.' Make a hole 
slightly smaller than an egg in ono 
side of the box directly opposite 
the lamp flame and give ventilatioiT 
to the lamp by removing the end o» 
the box over the lamp and you are 
ready to candle eggs accurately. 

To produce good first quality egg3 
the essentials are healthy hens; good, 
.wholesome food; clean nests; daily 
-gathering of eggs and the removal 
of all males from the laying flock. 
After this the eggs must be kept 
in a cool, moist temperature, (liven 
these' conditions of production and 
handling, with a careful candling be- 
fore marketing, .any farm poultryman 
may be certain that he is offering 
only a first quality product that tna; 
command the best prices. 

Hen Is Powerless to Protect Herself 
From Ravages of Vermin— Egg- 
Laying Out of Question. 

There is no poultry paraslta that 
our feathered friends are less power- 
less to combat than the common red 
mite. The body lice can be kept in 
check by the hen if she has her lib- 
erty, because she 'will frequently find 
a good dusting place and proceed' to 
cleanse herself and make things very 
uncomfortable for the lice. But on ac- 
count of her attachment to her hoaie. 
no matter how poor it is, sho will go 
back every night to infested roosts 
and allow the mites to crawl upon htr 
and suck her Iifeblood. Poor biddy is 
powerless to protect herself and un- 
less friend man steps in and does 
something for her she soon becomes 
emaciated and dejected, and egg-lay- 
ing is entirely out of the question. 
The red mite is one of tho most com- 
mon causes of no eggs wheu there 
Ought to be some eggs. 

Cleanliness in the coop is an im- 
portant factor in. the control of tho 
mite, as it will hide under filth, drop- 
pings and litter, as well as in cracks 
and crevices of the roosts and nests. 
Clean coops, however, are not entirely 
free from infestation and may even 
become seriously infested if not given 
treatment. Spraying is a common 
means of control, cresol sprays or ker- 
osene emulsion being recommended. 
On account of being unable to accom- 
plish thorough work by spraying il is 
necessary to spray frequently in or- 
der to keep the mites in chock. 

Probably the most thorough method 
of control is by fumigation. Tim 
fumes will permeate every part of H:« 
coop and kill all the mites, regardless 
of whether they are in the litter or on 
the roosts. As all of tho mite.s an* 
killed the treatment will be effective 
for a long time, as it will be son,.- 
time before a coop will become iritV:-:- 
ed again. Tho fumigation method is - 
the easiest one to control the mites. 
All that is necessary is to place the 
proper amount of fumigant In an open 
kettle, light it' and close the doors 
tightly. When the doors are opened 
several hours later the coop is entire- 
ly bugless. In order to get good re- 
sults it is necessary to use a sufficient 
amount of good fumigant. The com- 
mercial article is the most convenient; 
to use and will assure good results if 
the directions are followed. 


Combination Cap and Bag. 
A combination bathing cap and bag 
is made either In rubberized cotton or 
silk fabric, in black and white stripes, 
in colored stripes and in Scotch plaids! 
The bag is made in double-tier effect, 
the upper portions being attached to 
the lower by means of a heading on an 
elastic band.- The top of the bag, which 
has a deep heading, is fitted with rib 
bon drawstrings, and while measurint 
only fifteen inches in depth tho bag h 
designed to successfully accommodate 
a bathing suit, shoes, comb, brush, etc. 
Upon arrival at the shore the contents 
of the bag are removed, the base por- 
tion inverted, the ribbon drawsirinst 
tightened at the top and the bag it 
transformed into a bathing cap, toe 
elastic heading serving as a brim. 


Spraying Vines With Arsenate of 

Lead or Paris Green Will Prove 

Entirely Satisfactory. 

Potato bugs are very easily con- 
trolled by spraying your vines with 
arsenate of lead or paris green. You 
can obtain either of these materials 
from the store in your town, in which 
spraying materials are handled. 

Mix the poison according to the di- 
rections on the package, or if a very 
small quantity is wanted, use about 
a. teaspoonful of the poison to a large 
bucket of water. 

Apply it with a sprayer of some 
sort, but if your patch is small and 
you do not have a sprayer, sprinkle 
the poisoned water over the foliage of 
your potatoes with a sprinkling can, 
or even a broom. 

Improved Highways and Schoolmaster 

Are Two Greatest Forces for 

Advanced Civilization. 

Women are keenly interested in tho 
schools. The country having grmj 
roads nearly always has good schools. 
They go together. Where children are 
forced to cross fields to avoid mud 
holes in the highways (he school is 
usually hardly worth keeping open. it. 
has been said that "the two greate: l 
forces for the advancement of civili- 
zation are the schoolmaster and good 

Bad roads in this country are y:\t\ 
to be responsible for a 1o:=h of a bil- 
lion dollars a year. This afiVfts tin 
transportation, mercantile and indus- 
trial interests as well *as the purely 
agricultural interests. This Iokk in 
dollars does not take acmuijt of ibn 
Isolation that is caused by the «:::riu 

Many women in the cm: n try are 
practically prisoners in their home;' 
for weeks at a time in winter because 
nf the condition of the roads. TVy 
are unable to see to the marketing or 
the farm products. They are unable 
to take advantage- of market condi- 
tions. Eggs that are a good priee a'- 
the time when they are gathered aro 
:olleclc-d and held till the roads be- 
some passable. By that time n chanpt- 
in the market may ha7o robbed them 
of several dollars that would have 
been theirs had they been able to get 
the produce to market. 


Manner of Arrangement Shown in 

Illustration Gives Ample Supply 

of Fresh Air for Animals. 

The manner of arranging a sheer* 
shed, as shown in the illustration, fur- 
nishes the desired fresh air and pre- 
vents the storm, rains, etc., from get- 
ting inside, where ordinary door ar- 
rangements are not always sure, fly- 

Saves Time and Labor. 
By having a stont pole lyin? right 
under the hay rack on the upp-^r tim- 
bers in the barn for the hay to drop 
on when. it is tripped from slings or 
forks, it saves a man in a mow. It 
also saves the hay from pounding 
down in the center which sometimes 
causes it to mold. As the hay drops 
Q7i the poles it rolls to either side and 
spreads. The slings are a gTeat labor 
and time saver. 


Regularity Is Urged. 
Regularity of work and regularity o; 
feeding make long years of usefulness 
of the work horse. 

Sure Death to Chickens. 
Don't let the chickens eat maggot* 
they are bum death to them. 

Shed Ventilators. 

Ing open with force frequency. Tho 
top of this shed may be left open the 
greater part of tho time without harm- 
ing the flock at all. 

A Colt Ration. 
'A grain ration consisting of six 
pounds of oats or cosnTTjhroe pounds 
of bran, and one pound of oilmea.1 is 
recommended for colts by the Ohio 
agricultural college. One pound o! 
the grain mixture should be fed for 
each 100 pounds of colts, in connection 
with all the alfalfa or clover hay they 
will eat 

Weaken Bird's Vitality. 
Unwholesome feed and unhoalthfur 
surroundings quietly weaken a bird's 

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(Copyright, 1315. by TV. G. Chapman.) 
v Phillips* theory was that It was 
tetter to be king of a village than the 
second ruler of New York. No less 
an authority than Julius Caesar had 
said that before him, in a slightly dif- 
ferent shape; but Caesar didn't" have 
to prove it, and Phillips did. 

He spent his vacation in a little vil 
lege in the Catskllls, where the girls 
from the department stores went. It 
was a quiet sort of place, and the 
quieter sort of girls went there. Phil- 
lips's vacation unfortunately lasted a 

With a succession of young wom- 
en coming and going, Phillips, being a 
gentleman in appearance and having 
plenty of money, was in his element. 
He flirted with all and each, indiscrim- 
inately. Naturally, he created a good 
deal of enmity at the little hotel. Any- 
one can do that, but Phillips thought 
he was a lady-killer. 

I used to watch him from the porch 
and I wished I were thirty years 
younger. I should have enjoyed noth- 
ing better than to take the young 
blackguard by the collar and trounce 
Mm soundly. Of course people set out 
to enjoy themselves, but Phillips had 
planned it all out before. Besides, the 
man was outrageous with his dude 
olothes and his generally offensive air. 

But it was none of my business, and 
I watched the affairs with three or 
four of the girls to whom Phillips 
swore eternal devotion until it came 
lo Dorothy Raines. That set my back 
l:p badly, 

Dorothy was the niece of the hotel 
keeper, and in the summer she helped 
In the hotel. In the winter, I believe, 
the taught in the local school. I had 
none there several successive sum- 
mers, and I knew she was engaged to 
the finest of the young fellows of 

Phillips Thought He 


the town — Ned Walker. In fact, she 
had confided to me that they meant to 
get married that fall. 

When Phillips spotted her I bad to 
admit that his, taste was good. Dor- 
othy would have been a belle if she 
had been togged up instead of wear- 
ing her simple waist and skirt of vil- 
lage make. But Dorothy was a sweet 
girl, and the thought of Phillips win- 
ning her heart from Ned and then go- 
ing complacently away was too much 
for me. 

Of course the girl couldn't resist the 
open admiration of the city man. Dor- 
othy wasn't experienced enough to be 
able to distinguish the gold from the 
glitter, and Ned hadn't the airs and 
graces of that man Phillips. Day by 
day I watched the progress of the 
flirtation. Ned noticed it too. One 
evening there was a quarrel, and pres- 
ently Dorothy came round in front of 
the porch, and her eyes were red, as 
iiC she had been crying. I saw Ned 
slouch moodily away, and a few min- 
utes later the girl and Phillips were 
talking together at the other end of 
the porch. 

Ned was an old friend of mine, and 
the next day I had a few words with 

"Ned/' I said, "if you had been cut 
out fairly I wouldn't waste much sym- 
pathy on you. Butthat blackguard is 
only amusing himself. That's his fun. 
Ho wants to break her heart and then 
go back to the city. I've watched him 
try it on some of the. other girls here. 
Ned, be a man!" 

"I'd like to thrash the fellow!" said 
Ned, doubling his fists. 

"Why don't you?" I asked, looking 
at his husky build. "It would do him 
good. And it would show Miss Dor- 
othy who's the better man." 

1 can't thrash a fellow for taking 
my girl away," said Ned. "It's up to 
me to keep her." 

"That's true," I answered, "but 
thrash him for being a blackguard. 
Thrash him on general principles, 

"What'B that?" asked Ned; and I 
tried to explain. I painted Phillips' 
character as it appeared to me. "Are 
you going to let Miss Dorothy's heart 
get broken?" I inquired. "Of course 
you'll win her back, afterward. But 

is the game worth the cancie, looKing 
at it from the woman's viewpoint?" 

"No, sir," said Ned, and I knew that 
he had made up his mind. 

I saw the two together most of the 
day, and I wandered when Ned would 
bring off his coup. He chose the best 
time— after dinner. They were walk-' 
ing In the grounds, and I suppose X 
had no business to follow Ned when 
I saw him go after them; but I want- 
ed to see Dorothy's eyes opened, and 
that is my only excuse for what I 
did. a : 

I saw Ned go up to the couple and 
speak to Phillips. I don't know what 
he. said, but I heard Phillips' snort 
of contempt. 

"Can you fight?" Ned demanded 

"X can whip a dozen like you," Phil* 
lips retorted. 

"Then I'm going to thrash you oh 
general principles," said Ned, and I 
could hardly keep from clapping myi 
hands and crying "bravo!" 

Miss Dorothy had hardly recovered, 
from her surprise when the two were 
at it, hammer and tongs. 

I had not expected Phillips . to pu*, 
up much of a fight, but it was a cas^i 
of Ned doing bis best to stop Phil- 
lipps' rushes. After the first minute 
Phillips knocked Ned down, and, when 
he got up Phillips let him have It 
again. Ned didn't get home more 
than once, and in the end Ned was 
stretched out upon the ground, hair; 
unconscious. It had been Phillips 
from beginning to end, and he han- 
dled his fists in a very creditable way. 
I suppose it was fear-of the public- 
ity, but all the while the girl stood 
there .like a statue, and never moved 
or spoke. Nobody saw me, and I felt 
pretty badly to see how my plot had 
miscarried. Because my idea had 
been to show the girl what a coward 
Phillips was, and, instead, it was Ned 
who got the thrashing. 

"Had enough?" sneered Phillips, 
standing over Ned. Ned groaned; he 
couldn't raise himself from the ground. 
"If this brute has had his lesson, 
let us continue our walk. Miss 
Raines," suggested Phillips. 

And suddenly the girl turned on 
him with flashing eyes. 

"You brute!" she cried'. "How dare 
you! How dare youjfight a man weak- 
er than yourself! Go away at once! 
Dp you hear me?" • She stamped her 
foot like a fury. . 

The next moment she was kneeling 
at Ned's side, calling him all the en- 
dearing terms in her vocabulary. Her 
arms were round him, and with her 
skirt she began sponging away the 
blood that covered his face. "Forgive 
me, Ned," she was sobbing. 

I went away then, because I real- 
ized that I had no business there. 
But it seems strange to me; I had 
thought a woman loved strength in a 
man, but If Ned had beaten Phillips 
he would have lost her forever. It 
sort of upset, my Ideas— and at my 
age one doesn't like. that. 

Phillips departed the next morning 
by early train, and I imagine he won't 
show his face up this way in a hurry 
again. Dorothy and Ned. are to be 
married, in October— and I've been 
asked to stay on and be best man. 
It's curious; I should think Ned would 
never want to see me again after 
that beating. But I suppose he con- 
siders all roads good ones that lead to 


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Making a Life Mask. 
A well-known*New Yorker entertain- 
ing some i friends at dinner showed 
them his life mask, then told them 
with feeling how the mask had been 
made. "They put me In a chair," he 
said, "tied a towel around my head, 
plugged my ears with greased wool 
and stuck a quill in each nostril. 'Shut 
your eyes," said the workman, drawing 
near with a ladle and a large steaming 
tureen- of pink plaster of paris of the 
consistency of thick soup; and he 
slapped the stuff on my face in great 
ladlefuls. I could feel it running .down 
my collar and over my chest just as 
soup would have done. I motioned 
with my hands wildly. The man 
laughed. 'That's all right, boss,' he 
said, and kept slapping the hot, horri- 
ble, slimy stuff upon me. He stopped 
when my face was incased in a hair- 
inch coat of plaster. He told me it 
would harden in a few minutes. It 
did, but the minutes were awful. As 
the plaster dried it seemed to shrink^ 
shrinking my skin with it. And the 
heat of the thing! And the difficulty 
in breathing through the quills stuck 
in my nostrils! Then very carefully, 
very slowly he drew the hardened cast 
from my face. I gripped the chair 
arms and shrieked." 


Generally speaking, thrift is not 
born with us, nor it is thrust upon us; 
it is, in the great majority of cases, 
a matter of delicate and intentional 
acquirement by means of a self-im- 
posed obligation with a definite pur- 
pose in view. And withal, to reach 
the maximum of effective accomplish- 
ment there must be a penalty which 
gently, but firmly and constantly, in- 
sists upon the regular observance of 
all those factors which contribute to 
the ultimate success. That is, in get- 
ting into debt one realizes the sense of 
obligation, pride is at stake, and cer- 
tain self-denials are made to effect a 
saving and meet the payments as ar- 
ranged. The result 1b a distinct gain, 
If the debt was properly incurred. 

Circumstances Alter Cases. 

Doctor (somewhat deaf} — Did youi 
wife take all the medicine I left her! 

Browning— Yes; and she's dead. 

Doctor— She's in bed, eh? Then 111 
make a chango in the treatment 

Browning (louder)— I said she wai 
dead. - - 

Doctor— Oh, she's dead, eh? Then 
I'll make out my bUL 

HE American who would know 
his country must know its 
most characteristic summer 
playground, Coney Island, 
which is thus pictured by a 
writer in the New York Evening Post: 
There was an endless, surging tide 
of people, a crowd which would be 
described next day as "record- 
breaking," for it was a Sunday after- 
noon in June, and thousands had es- 
caped from their hot city apartments 
and were spending it at Coney Island. 
There may be. some persons left who 
want to rest on the Sabbath day, but 
not so those who journey down to this 
faseinating place, where the sights and 
the sounds are. enough to keep them 
perpetually stimulated. Many of the 
people you pass upon the street look 
as if they had worked hard for the oth- 
er six days of the week, but now they 
are determined to have some fun to 
make up for it, and have chosen the 
noisiest, most crowded, and the gay- 
est place within reach. 

TVow," Bhouts a man in red coat, 
who stands before a side-show, the pla- 
cards of which declare that it will re- 
veal the wonders of the Orient 
"Wow, come in and have a look. Nev- 
er saw anything like it, ladies and 
gents. Wow, come in and have a 

And he is only one of ten in his im- 
mediate vicinity, each of whom is 
blessed with strong expletives, strong 
lung capacity and a marvelous Inclina- 
tion toward hospitality. 

But it is only at first, before your 
ears become accustomed to it, that you 
notice the bedlam of the place. The 
concentrated hubbub strikes the per- 
son who is just getting off the train 
as almost deafening. But he soon re- 
alizes that this is part of Coney's 
charm, one of the causes of its excite- 
ment and thrill. It is on waves of 
sound that one is borne along with 
the hundreds of others, that one enters 
the side-show to see the lady who 
could not possibly be as fat as she is 
pictured on the poster, or shoot at one 
of those uninteresting wooden duck 
targets, hoping not to be so unfor- 
tunate as to hit one and thereby draw 
a pink china" vase as a reward. 
Subtlety Versus the Obvious. 
If Coney were a place of silence or 
of merely mild sound, the. visitor would 
never be inspired to do the things 
which - he finds himself nerved to do 
when excited by the roar about him. 
It bears him along, he is deafened by 
it, and soon finds himself shouting 
with the others, laughing uproariously 
at the spectacle of a solemn man wear- 
ing a small red felt hat about as big 
as a teacup over one ear, although as 
a matter "of every-day choice, he pre- 
fers a somewhat subtler appeal to hu- 

The crowds take you along; you 
laugh with them, you push and shove 
with them. You feel yourself closer to 
human nature than ever before, even 
in the subway at rush hour. This 
crowding and pushing mob is very dif- 
ferent from the subway crowd, tired 
after a day's work, cross and hot and 
lackadaisical. This is a gay and so- 
ciable and contented, uproarious gath- 
ering which bears you along on the 
wave of its enthusiasm. Even if yon 
come alone and join the crowds, you 
feel at once accompanied and befriend- 
ed. . I 

In such a mood of comradeship and 
boisterousness yon love to watch the 
man who is passing out bags of pop- 
corn to those who proffer the neces- 
sary nickel, while the popcorn itself 
pops white inside a glass case, show- 
ering down like a fountain. And fur- 
ther on there is the attraction of the 
smoking plate, on which hot dogs are 
being cooked till their skins burst, as 
the*, are laid between two rolls and 
laved with mustard.. And certainly 
it is the most natural thing in the 
world fo; the person who at other 



times and in other places has a care 
of what he eats, to order >ne with the 
rest of the crowd, and 
way' along the street with it in Mb 
hand, eating it as the others are do- 
ing. Sometimes the face's above the 
hot dogs seem incongruous enough. 
They are the faces of those who are 
intelligent as to dietetics, but have 
been swept on past the hounds of cau- 
tion by the enthusiasm! of Coney's 
surging multitude. ]■' 

Mob Spirit and the Tickler. 
. The mob spirit in the ! place is con- 
tagious. What else would have per- 
suaded that dignified, elderly man to 
buy a ticket for the Mammoth Tick- 
ler or for .this contrivance which hurla 
you about at a break-neck speed, rack- 
ing your nerves as you ;sit crouched 
in seats just large enough for two. 
Sometimes the watchers! see some of 
the merrymakers come off. that roller- 
coaster with a -white line about the 
mouth and "a "strained look in their 
eyes. It is not their instinctive idea 
of pleasure to be rushed down a steep 
slope with such terrible force that 
their breath is beaten out of them and 
they gasp and cringe. But what K 
they are pale and shaky as they step 
off, there is an expression in the line 
of their closely drawn lips which 
shows that they have determined that 
what must be must be, and they are 
on pleasure bent, suffer whut tortures 
they may. a 

Here on the right is a moving-pic- 
ture show, and, not content with that, 
the management haB contrived to add 
to it music, singing -and dancing. No- 
where else than Coney can such a com- 
bination of pleasures be found. As 
one dances, it is the. easiest thing in 
the world to catch enough of a glimpse 
of the picture over one's partner's 
shoulder, to follow the thrilling narra 
tive of the screen, and no one could 
miss a note of the piercing tune which 
the blonde at the piano is rendering. 

Coney, oh the afternoon of a June 
Sunday, is a gay and thrilling place- 
gay and thrilling for grownups. Just 
there is the secret It is the fairyland, 
the place where adults may have a 
perpetual picnic. To tell the truth, 
children do not care so much about it 
Given a pall and shovel out on the 
sands, the small child -will be happy 
the whole day long at Coney, but the 
grownup must needs enter the side 
shows and ride the coaster. 

Playground of Adults. 
The fact that this was the playland 
of adults came over me after seeing 
some hundreds of children on this 
particular Sunday afternoon, who were 
plainly there just because their fa- 
thers and mothers had wanted to 
come. Never have I seen such utter 
boredom and weariness written on any 
faces as was depicted on those of the 
many children who pushed their tired 
way along, down among the knees of 
the crowd, while their /elders, with" 
their heads in the air, took in the de- 
lights of the place; Some were being 
carried, too utterly exhausted to do 
anything but droop heavily over their , 
father's shoulder,' not caring to open 
an eye to see the snake-charmer at 
the parent stopped fascinated before 

You couldn't thelp seeing on the 
train coming honie that it was the pa- 
rents, not the children, who must have 
wanted to come and for whom Coney 
Island was a wonderland. The former 
lay limp in their parents' iaps, sound 
asleep, while the grownups talked and 
laughed over their heads. It was the 
children who bad been patient and 
long-suffering, and in was the parents 
who had really enjoyed themselves. 

A small boy, with light hair, a snob 
nose, and a freshly V, freckled face, 
buries his head deeperAln the curve of 
his mother's arms and gives a long, 
sleepy sigh as his parents crunch 
crackerjack over big uncoiiscioiie ifr 
tla head* — \ - ) 



In the dark, in the dew, 
AH my heart cries out to von- 
As I cast 'it at your feet. 
Sweet indeed, but not too sweet 
Wondering will you hear it beat. 

"Whom first we love we seldom 
wed." So sings a poet who knows 
something of love 
and the ways of 
men. Almost 
every girl who has 
had many beaux 
knows by experi- 
ence that not one 
out of half a doz- 
en young men 
who were eager 
to make love to 
her was to be de- 
pended on. If she 
did pick out one 
she thought was 
sincerely in earn- 
est inviting him 
to call on her, she 
found to her cha- 
grin that he was 
of the disappoint- 
ing kind— that he never came when he 
said he .would. 

These girls who have been disap- 
pointed by the men who have led them' 
to believe that when they have made 
an appointment it was sure to be 
kept have not the idlest conception 
of what the average girls really think 
of them for their lack of considera- 
tion. Did this particular fact ever oc- 
cur to us that over half of the young 
women who have found their beau 
ideals as they really supposed, will 
make all sorts of excuses 1 for their 
having broken their engagements re- 
peatedly? Scarcely ever will they come 
out openly and lay the blame for their 
hours of waiting alone in the parlor 
until, their^going upstairs in dejection 
to just where it belongs. Other 
young women and girls might consider 
the mittened "one" not capable of at- 
tracting a beau ideal when onfe paid 
court for awhile. . It takes a young 
woman's stanchest courage to face 
her girl friends as well as gentlemen 
callers and admit that the beau who 
had won her fancy from all others 
had suddenly turnpd a. cold shoulder 
to her for some fairer, perhaps young- 
er or more attractive maiden, whoso 
charms he valued more than her's. 

When that first little cloud of mis- 
trust crosses. the horizon of tho young 
woman who is entertaining a bright, 
pleasing beau, that he Is adroitly try- 
ing to change his evenings of visit- 
ing, making them two or three weeks 
apart, before she becomes more at- 
tached to him, she should try to as- 
certain if he has Qther engagements. 
It isn't fair to her if he does her the 
injustice of concealing the fact that 
he is a Beau Brummel, roving, from 
bud to flower, as his fickle fancy leads. 
A young woman is usually afraid to 
make an enemy of a one-time beauj if 
she discourages his calling on her 
after his disappointments evenings for 
the reason that he knows too many 
of her little confidential dislikes of 
some of her 'girl friends who might 
welcome him to their homes, finding an 
opportunity to get even. 

Really, no one can advise the steps 
which the girl will take toward the 
beau who is not to be depended on. 
She must judge for herself as to her 
pitiful waste of time, let alone affec- 
tionate women whether It will be a 
case of her being left beauless when 
one is most needed. Half the women 
have been led astray by wrong advice 
as to Cupid. They should have a 
heart-to-heart talk together, as to mat- 
ing engagements, keeping or breaking 
them as their own sweet will prompt- 
ed them. 

the power of mere words ho*.* dear 
he was to her. 

Even it a husband does err in his 
judgment now and then, he should not 
be made to feel that he had committed 
an unpardonable follyj Wise Is th« 
wife who throws her arms about his 
neck, assuring him that she is sure 
he has done everything for the best, 
and that success will come their way- 
when he is least expecting it — that 
her confidence In him Ib unshakable. 
Such a husband will have renewed 
strength to try again, aye, and keen) 
on trying until he really does win out 

Many a man has a dread of telling 
his wife of his business affairs when 
they go wrong, fearful of her upbraid.- 
ings, which would be but adding fuei 
to the fire of his discouragement 
Don't find fault with a good, deserv- 
ing husband. • Worthy ones are hard 
to get, being few and far between. 
It is in almost every instance the 
man who has a happy home life who 
succeeds and the man who is torment- 
ed at home who meets with ignomini- 
ous failure. Love and appreciation 
are props of steel to keep a man's 
courage from sinking. 

1 wish every petulant wife who is 
not doing her share in lightening her 
husband's burdens would pondoj- :>ver 
these words and make the resolve that ■ 
she will experiment on being flora 
kind and tolerant with her husband, 
to spur him on to more successful 
achievements. Finding fault with him 
will insure his anger, discontent with 
his wife and home life. His wife's 
love and confidence will help him 
climb to success. Wives, think it 


"Where the apple reddena 

Never pry— 
Lest we lose our Edena, 

Eve and I. 

If you have a husband who is trying 
hard the best way he can to get along, 
don't be a millstone around his neck 
to hamper him in his bitter fight with 
the harsh world. One word of encour- 
agement from the woman he loves 
will put heart and Btrength in him to 
make renewed efforts; her sneer will 
make him bo despondent that the light- 
est blow struck at him by an unfeeling 
stranger will force him down and out. 

It is every man's right to have a 
happy home- if he provides one for 
his wife and assumes the responsibil- 
ity of Its upkeep. If his nerves and 
brain have been on the rack all day 
by business cares and worries, he 
should find peace, comfort, love, con- 
sideration and cheerfulness within 
the four walls of his home. 

Wives may not think that such hus- 
bands need coddling, and loving, but 
they do. What encouragement has a 
husband whr. has worked hard all day 
if he is met- by a fretful wife who 
is ever ready to recite her woes to 
him, but never asks of him "Did you 
have a busy day, dear, and are you 
tired? . If you do not feel like going 
out we will postpone going to the 
movies or concert of lecture until 
some other time." 

How grateful the average husband 
would be for such kindly solicitude, 
which tactly proved to him beyond 


Great, or fjood, or kind, or fair. 
I will ne'er tho more despair; 
If she loves me, this believe; 
I will die 'ere she shall grieve; 
If she slifflit me. when I woo. 
I can scorn, and let her go; 
For. if slie'be not for me. 
What care I for whom she be?. 

When I hear of a woman blushing 
and cringing before tho scowling face 
of an irate husband who has just de- 
livered a lecture to her upon economy, 
home staying, breaking off with clubs, 
and the line, I wonder that she does 
not rush headlong into another room 
until the dove of peace helps them 
make up. # Why does not a' wife show 
a little more spirit and gumption in 
taking her own part when she is 
forced to listen to such sallies heaped 
upon her unexpectedly instead of 
meekly wiping a tear from her eyes 
and assuring her lord and master that 
she will not take part in this and 
that very soon again? 

When alone, a grieved wife's pride 
asserts itself. She know that she had 
been a" homo body— too much of one; 
delving into the housekeeping, over- 
working in the monotonous duties, un- 
til night gave-faSr tired hands relief, 
while she crept into her room at dusk. 
She had commenced to notice that she 
could be of some account to humanity, 
when her active Bisters called her upon 
the phone, and urged her to give them 
a helping hand in several places whore 
there were vacancies which badly 
needod to be filled. Until she had mar- 
ried, her clear, pleasing voice had been 
heard in concerts and musical gath- 
erings. " Why not take a part that 
was vacant and help the village choir 
out? She was Importuned and soon 
was at her post there, regularly, de- 
spite the stormy uphraidiugs of her 
other half. She did not patronize tho 
milliner or dressmaker very often. 
Instead, sho made up,her dainty eve- 
ning apparel hersel^^d.- contributed 
the money she saved tb .-.worthy clubs 
and charities. She could'bave ov^-- 
looked all of his insinuations of her 
love of idle gadding had he not made 
light of her woman companions at 
these meetings. "They simply leave 
all home work and go here and there 
afternoons to show off their peacock- 
like finery or attire; to ride past 
those who footed it, in automobiles 
which caused enyy. In fact, they 
seemed! to have one desire and that 
was to push to the front wherever 
they congregated, and thus be tho 
first on the list of desired invita- 

At that she summoned courage to 
flash defiance at this misunderstand- 
ing which he had shown. She ar- 
gued every point which made theso 
women's lives bright and their pur- 
pose helpful, -and life-saving in many 
instances. And then she gained tho 
day. spoiling her victory, as no doubt 
some would say, by .going up .and 
holding out her hands to him. and ex- 
claiming in wheedling tones: "John, 
I am right in my doing's, and so I 
can afford to forgive you." What 
husband is there/who would not have 
thought her tha4earest of wives, hum- 
ble herself as she did. A soft answer 
is said to turn away wrath. Many 
a woman has reclaimed her loved ones 
and taken the better part— changed 
his opinions to good, and he hardly 
knew the reason why. 

Four Rabbits -In Snake. 

While fishing along&tie ' Susquehanna 
river at WeBt Milton, Pa., James Hafer 
killed a big rattlesnake. It had four 
lumps protruding from its stomach. 
Curious to find out what it had inside, 
he cut it open. 

He says he found four fully devel- 
oped young rabbits. The snake was 
asleep at the time, and was apparent- 
ly digesting the meal. The Bnake and 
rabbits were on exhibition here and 
attracted much attention. 

Picking Up Gossip. 

"My wife thinks these are strenuous 

"What's the trouble?" 

"She can't be In two places at once. 
If she listens at the air shaft aha'* 
miss what is going on over tho parte 
wlro." . ■ i 



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TZZtftS^iV V-'-W--^ 



i Local News <* 


D A ^ p ^ ! D A N C E ! 

Everybody smokes the American Star 
that good 5c cigar. 

A new stock of stationery j^st receiv- 
ed at the Eleven Towns office. 

"Bread and Butter Farm Lands'' 
circulars for sale at this office, 50 cents 
per 100. 

Th,s Eastern Star ladies Aid will meet 
with Mrs. Ole K. Lien on Monday 
afternoon, September 6th. Eev. Olson 
will be present. Ail are invited. 

Mrs. Andrew Wells of Reiner, was a 
Goodridge visitor Monday. 

Severt An derson transacted business 
at Stratchona Wednesday. 

H. W. Proxseller, manager of the 
Electric Line, visited Goodridge' in his 
private car Tuesday. 

Rev. Bjornson will hold Norwegian 
services in the Goodridge Hall Sunday 
evening, September 12th. at 7:30 o'clock 
P.- m. 

Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Thorson and 
family visited with relatives at Wales, 
North pjakota last week. They made 
^he trip with an Overland car, returning 
florae Friday. 

J. T, Turley 


Will be at Hotel Goodridge 

Friday, Sept. 10th., 1915 

I will visit Goodridge about every month and this will give you an 
opportunity to get your dental work done at a saving of time and ex- 
pense, My prices arc as follow:— 

Alloy Fillings $1.00 Treatment $1.50 

Qqld Crowns $£00 and $6.00 Porcelain $5.00 

Plats $10.00 and up 

Compare these prices with those you have been paying and you will 
seethe advantage of coming to me. 

Evtry piece of work fully IJuarantecd and 
without ixpense to. you, if faulty. 

repajred pr made ove 

Painless Extraction of Teeth Free 

When Plates or Bridges are Ordered 

Always Come In Early 

You'll always find the date of my visit in the THE ELEVEN TOWNS 

A Fresh Line of Meat 


, We buy only the best meat for the block. Thats 
dfie reason, that When you buy meat from us that 
ydu get the best that money will buy. Give us your 
next order for steak, sauage, pork chops and ham. 


Johnson & Rossmon 

Telephone 73 Goodridge, Minnesota 

top! Listen! 

Are you going to buy a NEW SUIT? 
If so, let us show you our line before 
buying elsewhere. 

We carry a complete line of Mens' 
and Boys' ready-made clothing. 

Also The Famous 

Gordon hat and Foot Schulze shoes 
Men, Women and Children 


Always a Fresh Line of Groceries and the Celebrated Gold 


H. Christiansen & Son 


D. Moses of Cjrygla, was a Goodridge 
caller Tuesday, . 

Patronize ou.r advertisers. Tbey 
will treat you right 

John Swanson, has his new house 
completed on his farm. 

OleT. Bratland of Erie, was doing 
business in our village Tuesday. 

Dr. Teil of Thief River Falls, was 
doing business in Goodridge Tuesday. 

Jerry Race, of Riener, transacted 
business at Thief River Falls Wednes- 
day. > 

Miss Ella Qlson returned to her work 
as clerk in the P. C. Halvorson- store 

S. J. Conklin of Erie, called yesterday 
to give his subscription account another 
year's oredit, 

Mrs. L. J. Foss left Tuesday for 
Thief River Falls, when sbe will visit 
with friends and- relatives, 

posters now before the season opens. 
You can get them at this office. 

Mrs. Mabel Taylor is assisting her 
aunt, Mrs. G- S, Baird of Erie for a 
short time with her housework, 

Rasmus Martinson of Hickory, made 
this office a pleasant call Tuesday to 
| give bis subscription a three year boost. 

1 H. R. Lesl|n returned from his Saint 
! Paul trip Tuesday.. He informs us that 
j good beef cattle still bring good prices. 

J Misses Florence and Jennett Richards, 
i Prank Rice and Alfred Tvedt autoed 
I out to Thief River Falls Monday even- 

The (ioodridge Ladies Aid will meet 
with Mrs. O. Kirklie next Thursday,, 
September 9 at 2:00 o^clock p, 
Everybody welcome. 

Mrs. Herman Simonspn and her 
daughter, Mra. Olson qf Torgerson, 
spent Thursday afternoon in town on 
business.— Grygla Eagle, 

We have in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down manure spreaders. 
When in town look them over. Good- 
ridge Mercantile Company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall passed thru 
jhere Tuesday from St. Cloud. They 
were enroute for Carmel where they 
expect to make their home for the 

William Larson of Wanke, arrived in 
Goodridge Tuesday morning and was 
met by the Geo. Baird automobile. Mr. 
Larson will work for Mr. Baird through 
the threshing seuson. 

Clarence Martin with the American 
School Union of Minneapolis, held ser- 
vices in the Goodridge Hall Tuesday 
evening. He was accompanied by Rev. 
Herbert of Thief River Falls. 

O. A. Johnson Of Akeley, was here 
over night Tuesday looltlngup a location 
for a drug store. He seemed very 
much impressed with the outlook, and 
may return and bqild in the near future. 

Rev. Olson will hold services in the 
Dolemo school house in Star on Sunday 
September 5th. at 8 o'clock p.. m. 

Preaching will be in both Norwegian 
and English. All are cordially invited, 


The following have paid on subscrip- 
tion the past week.— 
M. J. Anderson, Nels S. Lien, George 
Singer, J. L. Hahu, Loring & Young- 
quist, John Rowold, Lars Hyland, Anna 
K. Bjorneraa, B. Knudsen, J. N. 
Huddleson, Nels" Strdnde, Bertram — 
Wright Lumber Company, Rasmus 
Martinson and L. T. Lathrop. 

Eddie Hyland started .his threshing 
rig at Walter McAndress last Monday, 
and threshed out his rye crop, and also 
that of Mr. Quirks and Klemmetsons, 
Mr. Hyland runs his rig by a gasoline 
engine, and he does very satisfactory 
work as that power possesses many 
advantages over sfoam as the farmers 
do not have to have a man and team to 
haul straw for the engine, and there is 
no danger of fire:— Sunbeam. 

A few of our old subscribers to whom 
we recently • sent statements, have 
ordered the paper stopped. While we 
dislike to lose any of our old subscribers 
we cannot kick as long as they give 
good reasons for discontinuing and pay 
in full up-to-date like honest men. 
What we hate is the hog who after 
taking the paper a year or more, refuses 
to take it from the office when he 
receives a dun. 

day for registration and for greetings ' attended gathering t^at ip should seem 
and informal visiting of Valdrises. Ati possi^Je to attain. 
2 P. M. business session, and at 7 the Valdrises everywhere are cordially 
annual banquet, wjth covers laid for 500 i invited to attend, 'and, j£ ig hoped that 

in the large assembly hall. The menu 
will include rommegrot, spekekjot, 
fiatbrod, and other old-country dishes, 
as usual at these banquets. Later 
there will be a varied program of 
speeches, singing,' and music partly 
consisting of old-pountry airs rendered 
on the violin. On Friday, the 10th. the 
visiting and local Valdrises will join in 
a picnic and outing In Como Park, 
which lies so near the Fair Grounds 
that visitors may divide their day, if 
desired, between the State Fair and the 

This, the 17tb. annual national 
reunion of Valdrises, will be one of the 
most important ever held. It is expect 7 
ed that the collection of the fund for a 
Memorial Gift to Valdris, which the 
1914 convention set on foot, will receive 
the earnest attention of the convention, 
in order to strengthen the movement, 
give to it the fullest nation-wide par- 
ticipation, and secure for it the most 
genuine, practical organized enthusiasm. 

After much counsel and advice from 
Valdrises in all parts of the country, it ' 
was considered best to hold this meet-| 
ing at the usual time and place of the • 
former reunions, in order to secure the ' 
most representative and numerously j 

they will everywhere give publicity to 
the announcement, pprrespondence js 

invited from any who may de3i're jpfor : 
mation and may wish to co-operate to 
insure a large attendance. 

For the Executive Committee, 
A. A. VEBLEN, Chairman, 
61p E. 36th. St., Minneapolis, Minn. 


# You Will Need Some 


* New Collars and Harness 


|»| SEVER ANDERSON, Harness Maker 


Now that the plowing sen?on is hero, and 
horses will be working every day on the 

Don't use your old worn out collars, it will 
cause your horses sore shoulders and necks, get 
your horses riged up with good collars and harnesses 
and see how they will work with ease. I carry a full 
and complete line of horse furnishing. Also handle 
SALVET Stock food. 


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Wagon Work? •. Sleigh Works 

Horse shoeing a specialty 
1 Call on us wl^n in town, 

Sand Bros. 

Goodridge, Minn. 

Citizens of Goodridge 


Surrounding Country 

Bank and Store Fixtures 
and Church Furniture. Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for show cases or fixtures of 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take into consideration 
not only the prices quoted you, but take into consideration the 
freight rates on show cases, which is one and ' one-half first 
class, In view of this fact, we feel confident -that it will be 
tp your interest to buy in this maret. as our prices are 
ahyays as low as the lowest, the quality of goods considered. 

•'A, ' ' - 

Thief River Falls Mfg-, Qo, 

Thltf piver Falls, Minnesota 

The justly famous brand of 
MASCOT FLOUR can noW be j 
obtained at the Gpodfidge. 
Mercantile Company's Depart- ! 
ment store in any quantity j 

It is sold absolutely on its I 
merits. Has been manivfact-i 
ured and sold in this territory ' 
for over Twenty Years. Whole] 
families have been raised on. 
this flour exclusively. i 

Red Lake Falls 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson, Agent. 

Hanson & Barzeo 

Milling Company 

Some SEED GRAIN For Sale at 
Reasonable Prices 

Highest Market Price Paid for Grains and Seed 
We 'have Wheat, Rye, Graham, and Wheat and Rye 
Flours for sale; also Breakfast foods, Corn meal, 
Cracked Corn, Shorts, Bran, Middlings and Ground 
Oats and Barley for sale at Market prices. 

'VIVO" the Honse-ivive's Favorite Flour 

Where-ever ft, 

If as Been 


H. A. Halvorson, Manager 




The Rivar Indus. 
The River Indus In width daring the 
year may -racy by miles. Traffic foe 
long distances cannot be guaranteed 
because the ever shirting channel 
throws up mnd flats and sand banks 
here and overwhelmed good land there 
In a manner which defeats the wisdom 
of the ancient boatmen. 




Tvedt & Prichard Lumber Company 
Emerson Foot-Lift Plows 



Valdris Convention 
(Published By Request) 
The annual meeting of the Valdris 
samband, the national organization of j * 
Americana of Valdris birth or descent, ' • 
will be held in Minneapolis on Sep- 
tember 9 and 10, 1915 (during the Min- 
nesota State Fair). On Thursday, the 
9"th. the "Ark" Auditorium at 31st St. 
and 1st. Ave. South will be open all 



boy can 

RUN the 


Foot-Lift gang. 

You may have 
much heavy plow- 
ing to be done which 
you wish pushed thru 
with dispatch and ac- 
complished with ease the 
Emerson Foot-Lift gang plow 
is the plow which you surely 
need. * • 

It was built to perform the most 
arduous work, and it will execute 
its tasks to your entire satisfaction. 

Every feature of time and labor saving 
possessed by the sulky is embodied in the 
Gang. It is manipulated entirely by the 
feet, leaving the hands free to manage the four 
horse team. When in Goodridge look them over 


Every farmer will soon be busy plowing, 
and they all want to do the best wo.rk 
possible so as tojnsure a good seed 
bed for their 1^16 crop, to do 
good work, you must have a 
good plow. Buy the Emerson 
Foot-Lift Sulky or Gang 
plows. The Emerson not 
only does the best work 
■fJut -is the lightest 
running plow made. 
If you intend to 
buy a plow. 
Cali in and 
see ' the 


Tvedt & Sons Managers 

Goodridge, Minnesota 


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The Eleven Towns 

Owned and Published by Tohn 
Lattimore, at Goodridge, Minnesota. 


Entered aj*ecand 1 ela*s matter May 28 1015, 
at I'ost Office at tioodridge, Minnesota, 
under the Act of CorjRreas, March 3rd 1879. 

The Eleven Townii Is published every Thorn, at 
fioodrldfip, Pennington County. Minnesota.' 
Subscription Kates: 5I.Q0 per Year 60 cents fqr 
p months; 25 centa for 3 months! 

Advertising Rates: Display, 12 cenfo per Inch 
Single colnmn ineaaure. Where cluinReft are raado 
frequently extra clmrK? tor th« work. Local 
notice*, Cards of Thanks, and Resolution* 5 Lenta 

IflQvket Reports.' 

Gpodrid£e v Minn, 

Corrected erory Wednesday. 

Wheat, No. 1 Northern * .85 

Oats <24 

Barley .40 

Flax 1.49 

Rye .77 

Butter .18 

Eggs .16 

[ter line each Ipeertion. 

iq charpp less th,ap 25 

Mayi ield News 

Gunhild and Lena, Langie, Joren and 
Bessie Hegland made a short visit af 
Nels Askland last week. 

Mr. and Mrs. Qle Reiersgaard were 
pleasant callers at Ed Reieragaard's 

T. Oj Langie took in thesJRhjsat 

Oklee Frjcjay. 

Ole and Halvor Myrum viaited at S. 
T. Myrum's Friday evening. 

A. 0. Letvig and Martin Pederson 
are visiting at Plummer for a few day?. 

Roy and Gilbert Reiersgaard are 
doing some breaking on the S. Jorgen- 
son farm. 

S. T. Myrum was a pleasant caller at 
Ole Hegland's Sunday, 

Tom OJsqn vjsited. at Andrew Myrum's 

When In Thief River Falls 
Buy Your Jewelry At 

Neset Jewelry Store 

Always a Full Stock on Hand 
First Class Watch Repairing 

Satisfaction Qu^ranteed 

Oluf Neset 


Brunieberg -NewW9^ V r , : 

People are busy with the harvest 
these cjays. 

The Y, P. g. at Albert Halveraon's 
was enjoyed by a very large crowd. 
The proceeds being 18.50. The next 

For Sate or Trade 

I have two hotels doing a good busi- 
ness in thriving towns in N. D. for sale 
or will trade for Northern Minnesota 
land. One is furnished throughout and 
has a small incumbrance while the other 
is clear of all incumbrance. If you are 

meeting will be held at Thompson's intere8tedi call on or ^i^ 
„ . . .„., a cordial invitation I 

September 12th. 
extended to all. 

The Morris Rocker, that Mrs, 
Nasheim had been selling numbers for, 
was raffled of Sunday. Jerdis Thorsen 
received the lackey number and is now 
the owner of the chair. 

Ole Thompson is helping Knute Solem 
during harvest. 

The Misses ' Tillie and Laura 
Thompson, Gilbert and Mr. Thompson 
were Thief River Falls visitors last 

. Miss Hannah Halvorson returned from 
Andrew Anensen's last Saturday where 
she has been spending the last three 

TorjuB Hemmestvedt is home during 

Services will be held in the Brunke- 
berg church Sunday with comfirmation. 

Ole Geving will start threshing soon. 

John T. Lattimore, Agent, 
lltf Goodridge, Minn. 

Und For Sate 

I have a. few quarter sections ot ^ild 
land and several improved fanns for 
sale at reasonable prices. 

Jobn T. Lattimore. 

Goodridge or Erie 

J have secured the agency for several 
more 160 and 320 acre tracts of land in 
this vicinity and can fit you out in 

almost any thing in the way of wild 
land or improved farms at very reason- 
able prices. JOHN T. LATT1 MORE, 


If you have any wool for sale, I will 
pay 26 cents per pound. Notify Cha's. 
Flterman, Goodridge, Minn. . This good 
till further notice. 

GUN FOR SALE:— A new Marlin 12 
guage repeating shot gun forsale cheap, i 
John T. Lattimore j 

: j 

For Sale;— Camera 4x5, complete 
with plate holders, carrying case and tri 
pod. Nearly new, will sell for $10. In- 
quire at Eleven Towns office. 

Are You Going To Prove Up 

- If so call at this office and have 
your application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 


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Thief River Ealls, 


Special 6 inch No. 4 
Special 6 inch No, 3 
No. % Dimension 

| Important! STOP! Read! | 

We have a very complete line of Lumber and Building \ 

Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard. We can jjj 

offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which » 

cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following we list a few of » 

these bargains. 8 

Flooring snd Drop Siding § 

$20,00 per thousand. fi 

Flooring and Drop Siding \ 

$24;00 per thousand. X 

$2^00 per thousand g 


These prices are far below regular prices and now is the jjj 

time tp buy, as we may not be able to offer these a little latter k 
8 Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on good 

| 4. 6 and 8 foot lumber. jj 

5 " - fi 

2 A look at our stock will convince you of these facts. * 

I Winton * Nichols Lumber Co. | 

8 YARDS AT fi 

8 Ooodridge, Mavie, Thief River Falls, and Fosston, Minnesota g 
I ' fi 

Grygla News 


Miss Bertha Erickscm who has been 
visiting with Miss Ma.vbelle Landro the 
i past week, returned to her home at 
Thief River Falls Monday. 

Alf. Peterson,- Misses Gunda Sten- 
moen and Geneva Hus'eth were pleas- 
antly entertained by the Gust Roman 
family Sunday. 

Editor Mussey and, wife. Homer 
Mussey and wjfg and childrpn vyere 
guest lit" '(he home flf Wm. Paskewitii 
Sunday. ' ' " 

The Misses Thonie Xomeland and 
Gunda Stenmoen spent Tuesday al the 
Williams and Johnson homes. 

Alfred Rasmussen called Monday at 
Hans Huseth's. 

Oscar Knulson transacted business in 
Grygla Wednesday. 

Erick Huseth, Charley and Bennie 
Ulness left Monday for Xorth Dakota 
and other points. 

Misses Maybelle Landro and Hertha 
Erickson attended the ball game at 
John Landro's Sunday. 

T. K. Johnson is assisting Pete John- 
son with his hay this" week. 

Miss Hulda Homan called on Miss 
Gunda Stenmoen Thursday. 

Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 160 acres partly im- 
proved. A bargain at $35.00 per acre. 
Reasonable payment down. Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particu 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore, 
Goodridge, Minn. 

Millinery Opening 

I will open my millinery store 
Goodridge' on September loth., and will 
have a full line of the latest and best 
fall styles, which I will sell at reason- 
able prices. Your patronage is respect- 
fully solicited. 

Will also do dry cleaning and pressing. 


P. C* Halverson 




Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices. Call and see him when in 


Blacksmith & 
Wood Worker 

Goodridge, Minnesota 



If you are looking for 
good City Lots. I have 
them at very low prices. 

Carl Lindstrom 


|When In Goodridge | 

| Go To A First Class Hotel $ 

p Board By Day Or Week $ 

Good Accommodations. £ 

Charges Reasonable g 

Goodridge Hotel I 

■ - s 

U L. J, FQSS, Proprietor uj 


Attorney at Law 

Notary Public 

Farmers Attention 

We will sell front quarter^ and hind 
quarters of beef for quarter prices. 
Highest cash prices paid for hides. 

(lw) Goodridge, Minn..- ' 

For Sale 

Five young milch cows and one two- 
year old short horn bull. 

(37-39) Sec. 16, Hickory Township. 

John T. Lattimore 

Justice of the Peace 

Real gstate Bought and Sold on Commission. 
: A11 kinds of conveyances and contracts draws 
and) froperly acknowledged. Collections 
given .prompt and carefnl attention, 




Take Notice 



\ Cash Capital $10,000 

p»^Maio,ioiyw>o i wiiOHOOoi>o«>O M P fw J H *?i»onooooo" 

Bring It Back 

The party who took the 12 gnage 
pump shotgun from Reson & Yohn's 
Livery Barn a short time ago, will re- j j a „ 
turn it at once and save trouble as he 
is known, and will be prosecuted if the 
gun is not returned. 


After June 1st. I will grind feed 
only on SATURDAY of 
each week. If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 






















Have You a 
Bank Account? 

If you do not keep your money in our Bank, 
some day you'll envy the man who saved a part 
of his earning. The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step ■ toward acquiring a habit 
of thrift which leads to sucess. Money in our bank 
is safer than anywhere else. A checking account 
is the simplest and most convenient method of pay- 
ing bills. 

Church Services J 

. Rev. B. Olson, will conduct services 
on Sunday, -Sept. 5th. as follows: at 
Browns school house 10:30 o'clock a. m. 
at Lysbakken's school house at - 3:00 
o'clock p. m. at Dolemo's school house 
Surplus $2,000 ! j at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 

8 j ■— 

\ Any one knowing the whereabouts of 



Cream Parlor 

East of Goodridge- Hotel 

Complete line of 

Tobaccos, J 

Every Thing New 
And Up-ToDate. 

Fresh Fruit, 
Soft Drinks 
and Candies 

Also Manager And Owner of Goodridge Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 

Goodridge, - Minnesota. 


John Hruby, who wears blue overalls 
covered with red paint, a .grayish coat j 4 
and grey felt hat, will please notify B. j • 
I Hruby, by phone or letter at Erie, ! • 
i j Minnesota. (36-37) j $ 

5 j — • 

8 1 Wood Wanted >S 

fl! ♦ 

r j We want good oak or poplar wood on ; • 
g i subscription. Bring us a load and we '■ * 
Q - will pay the difference in cash. ; £ 

t-— : — !♦ 

J _ -. . . . . . !• 


h - _i* 

5 ^ ,» 

fi j We have a good quarter section farm J 

6 ; for rent, located 3 J o miles northwest of : • 
? i Goodridge, 90 acres under cultivation ] a 





' Good yoting team, farm horses for ♦ 
! sale by W. H. QUIST. (37-38; I ! 

90 acres under cultivation ' 
I and fair buildings. Call on or write ! 
Empire Farms Company, Thief River 
; Falls, Minn. (37-39) 

Headquarters for Farm Loans 1 


Goodridge State Bank| 



A. H. Fasel, President. 

J. P. Jenson, Cashier. 

a ( t atoneffrji o i iS —q n o t lOOOboaoooraK 

There is inure Tit tarrh '" f'lj Motion of thf '. 
j country tbtm nil other ilir^anes ]int togvthi'r, 
i nntl until thelnut few.vfiirnivnHBOji|H)st'(l to be 
, lnriiniblo. - Koi- n prcat ninny .vciira <Irtctor» 
; |ironouiiL*e<l It n lot-nI i1Im<iii>q nnd iirencrHietl 

■ lot'iil tvnied'i'H. ntiil by nniHhuitl.v fiiHhijr to cure 
with local trvntint'tit. pronomici'ti It Inctimble. 

i Science ban proven Catarrh to be n. conxtltutlon- 
| ul Jlsurme, and therefore reqiiirvs conctitiitloiml 
' tri'atiuert. Hull's Catarrh iJnrP. mniiiifiiL-nirpd 
i by K. J. Ctinney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio. Ih the only 
CtiiistltntbiDitl t-iire on the tnnrhet. It la .taken 
i Internally. It act** directly mi ' the" blood ami 

■ amctina uprfacifl of theflj'Hteiii. They oRer oae 
hundred dollars for any case It fuiltf to cure. 
Head for rircalnr* and testltaonlalx. 

Addrwa: F. J..CHENEV &. CO.. Tolede. O. 
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At Chaudiere'o. 
It was at Chaudlere's that Griswoid 
had eaten his first breakfast -in the 
Crescent city, and it was at Chau- 
dlere's again that he was sharing a 
farewell supper with Bainbridge of the 
I-ouisianian. Six weeks lay between 
that and this; forty-odd days of dis- 
couragement and failure superadded 
upon other similar days and weeks 
and months. 

Without meaning to, Bainbridge had 
been strewing the path with fresh 
thorns for the defeated one. He had 
Just been billeted to write up the ba- 
nana trade for his paper. Eoyishly ju- 
bilant over the assignment, fie had 
dragged the New Yorker around to 
Chaudiere's to a small parting feast. 
- Not that it had. required much per- 
suasion. Griswoid had fasted for 24 
hours, and if Bainbridge were not a 
friend in a purist's definition of the 
term, he was at least a friendly ac- 

Tho burden of the tabic talk fell 
upon Bainbridge, and it occurred to 
the host that his guest was less than 
usually responsive, a fault not to be 
lightly condoned under the joyous cir- 
cumstances, therefore he protested. 
"What's tho matter with you to- 
night, Kenneth, old man? You're more 
than common!!- grumpy, it seems to 
*ne; and that's needless." 

Griswoid looked up. with a smile 
that was almost ill-natured, and quot- 
ed cynically: "'Unto everyone that 
hath shall be given, and he shall have 
abundance; but from him that hath 
not, shall be taken away even that 
which he hath." » 

Balnbridge's laugh was tolerant 
'enough "to take the edge from his re- 

"That's a pretty thing to fling at a 
man who never knifed you or pistoled 
you or tried to poison you! An inno- 
cent bystander might say you envied 

"I do," rejoined Griswoid gravely. 
"I envy any man who can' earn enough 
money to pay for three meals a day 
and a place to sleep in." 

'"Oh, cat's foot! — anybody can do 
that," asserted Bainbridge, with the 
air of one to whom the struggle for 
existence has been a mere athlete's 
practice run. 

"I know; that is your theory. But 
the facts disprove it. I can't, for one." 
" Griswoid was a fair man, with red- 
' dish hair and beard and the quick and 
c?nsitive skin of the type. A red flush 
of anger crept up under the closely 
cropped beard, and his eyes were, 

bainbridge scoffed openly; but he 
■was good-natured enough to make 
amends when he saw that Griswoid 
was moved. 

"I take it all back," he said. "I sup- 
pose the. book-chicken has come home 
again to roost, and a returned manu- 
script accounts for anything. But, 
seriously, Kenneth, you ought to get 
down to bed-rock facts. Nobody but 
a crazy phenomenon can find a pub- 
lisher for his first book, nowadays, 
unless he has had some sort of an 
introduction in the magazines or the 
newspapers. You haven't, bad that; 
eo far as I know, you haven't tried 

"Ob, yes, I have — tried and failed. 
It isn't in me to do the salable thing, 
and there isn't a magazine editor in 
the country who doesn't know it by 
this time. I tell you, Bainbridge, the 
conditions are all wrong when a man 
^ith a vital message to his kind can't 
get to deliver it to the people who 
want to hear it." 

Bainbridge ordered the small cof- 
fees and found his cigar case. 

'•That is about what I suspected," 
he commented Impatiently. "You 
couldn't keep your peculiar views 
muzzled even when you were writing 
a bit of a pot boiler- on sugar plant- 
ing. You drop your fool socialistic 
fad and write a book that a reputable 
. publisher can bring out without com- 
mitting commercial suicide, and you'll 
Btand some show." 

"Call it what you please; names 
dou't change facts. Listen" — Griswoid 
leaned upon the table; bis eyes grew 
hard and the blue Jn them became me- 
tallic — "For more than a month I 
have tramped the streets of this 
cursed oity begging— yes, that is the 
word — begging for work- of any kind 
that would suffice to keep body and 
soul together, and for more than half 
nf that time I have lived on one meal 
a day. That is what- we have come 
to; we of the submerged majority. 
And that isn't all. The wage worker 
himself, when he is fortunate enough 
to find a chance to earn his crust. Is 
*ut a serf; a chattel among the other 
possessions of some fellow man who 
.has acquired him In the plutocratic 
redistribution of the earth and the 
fullness thereof." 
Bainbridge glanced at his watch. 
"I must be going," he said. "The 
jAdelantado drops down the river at 
(eleven. How are you fixed for the 
present, and what are you going to do 
for the future?" 

Griswold's smile was not pleasant 
to look at. 
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{Copyright by Cnartes Scrioaert Sons) 

1 hours longer, thanks to your hospital- 
ity. For that length of time I pre- 
sume I shall continue to conform to 
what we have been taught to believe 
is the Immutable order of things.. 
After that—" 

He' paused, and Bainbridge put the 
question. "Well, after that; what 
then?" - 

"Then, if the chance to earn is still 
denied me, and I am. sufficiently hun- 
gry, I shall stretch forth my hand and. 
take what I need." 

Bainbridge fished in his pocket and 
took out a ten-dollar banknote. "Do 
that first," he said, offering Griswoid 
the money. 

The proletary smiled and shook his 

The fruit steamer Adelantado, out- 
ward bound, was shuddering to the 
ifirst slow revolutions of her propeller 
'when Bainbridge turned the key in 
the door of the stuffy little stateroom 
to which he had been directed, and 
went on deck. 

"Wby, hello, Broffin! . How are you, 
old man? Where tbedlckens did you 
drop from?" 

3t was the inevitable steamer ac- 
quaintance who Is always at hand to 
prove the trite narrowness of the 


Couldn't Keep Your 
Views Muzzled." 

world, and Bainbridge kicked a chair 
into comradely place for him. 

Broffin, heavy browed and clean 
shaven save for a thick mustache that 
hid the hard-bitted mouth, replaced 
the chair to suit himself and sat down. 
In appearance he was a cross between 
a Bteamboat captain on a vacation and 
an up-river plantation overseer recov- 
ering from his annual pleasure trip 
to the city. But his reply to Bain- 
bridge's query proved that he was nei- 

"I didn't drop; I walked. More than 
that, I kept step with you all the way 
from Chaudiere's to the levee. You'd 
be dead easy game for an amateur." 

"You'll get yourself ' disliked, the 
first thing you know," said Bainbridge, 
laughing. "Can't you ever forget that 
you are in. the man-hunting business? 
Where are you. headed for, Broffin?" 

The man who might have passed for 
a steamboat captain or a plantation 
overseer, 'and was neither, chuckled 

"You don't expect me to give it away 
to you, and you a newspaper man, do 
you? But I will — seeing you can't get 
it on the wires." I'm going down to 
Guatemala after Mortsen." 

"The Crescent hank defaulter?' By 
Jove! you've found him at last, have 

Tho detective nodded. "I've been 
two years, off and on, trying to locate 
Mortsen; and now that I've found him, 
he is where he can't be extradited. 
All the same, I'll bet you five to one 
he goes back with me in the next 
steamer — what?" 


The Right of Might. 

Two days after the supper at Chau- 
diere's the unimpetuous routine of the 
business quarter of New Orleans was : 
rudely disturbed by the shock of a 
genuine sensation. 

To shatter at a single blow the most 
venerable of the routine precedents, 
the sensational thing chose for its col- 
liding point with orderly system one 
of the oldest and most conservative 
of the city's banks — the Bayou State 
Security. At ten o'clock, following 
the precise habit of half a lifetime, 
Mr. Andrew Galbralth, president of 
the Bayou State, entered his private 
room In the. rear of the main banking 
apartment, opened his desk, and ad- 
dressed himself to the business o£ Ae 
day. At half-past the hour the presi- 
dent was left alone to. read his cor- 
respondence. -'■_ 

Being; a man whose mental .proc- 

esses were all serious, and whose 
hobby was method, Mr. Galbralth had 
established a custom of giving himself 
a quiet half-hour of inviolable seclu- 
sion in which to read and consider, 
his mail. During this sacred interval 
the stenographer, standing guard in 
the outer office, had instructions to 
deny his chief to callers of any and 
every degree. Wherefore, when, at 
20 minutes to 11, the door of the pri- 
vate office opened to admit a stranger, 
the president was justly annoyed. 

"Well, sir; what now?" he demand- 
ed, -impatiently, taking the intruder's 
measure in a swift glance shot from 
beneath his bushy white eyebrows. 

The unannounced visitor was a 
young man of rather prepossessing ap- 
pearance, a trifle tall for his breadth 
of shoulder, fair, with blue eyes and a 
curling, reddish beard and mustache, 
the former, trimmed to a point So 
much the president w;as able to note 
in the appraisive glance — and to re- 
member afterward. 

The caller made no reply to the curt 
question. He had turned and was 
closing the door. There was a quiet 
insistence In the act that was like the 
flick of a whip to Mr. Galbraith's irri- 

"If yon have business with me, 
you'll have to excuse me for a lew 
minutes," he protested, still more im- 
patiently. "Be good enough to take a 
scat in the anteroom until I ring. 
MacFarland should have told you." 

The young man drew up a chair and 
sat down, ignoring the request as if 
hs had failed to hear it. Ordinarily 
Mr. Andrew Galbraith's temper was 
equable enough; the age-cooled tem- 
per of a methodical gentleman whose 
long upper lip was in Itself an adver- 
tisement of self-control. But such a 
deliberate infraction of his " rules., 
coupled with the stony impudence of 
the visitor, made him spring up an- 
grily to ring for the watchman. 

The intruder was too quick for him. 
When his hand sought the hell push 
he found himself looking into the 
muzzle of a revolver, and so was fain 
to fall back into his chair, gasping. 

"Ah-h-h!" he stammered. And when 
the wordB could be managed: "So 
that's it, is it? — you're a robber!" 

"No," said the invader of the presi- 
dential privacy calmly, speaking for 
the first time since his incoming. "I 
am not a robber, save in your own 
very limited definition of the word. I 
am merely , a poor man, Mr. Gal- 
bralth — one of the uncounted thou- 
sands — and I want money. If you call 
for help, I - shall shoot you. It Is 
merely a question of money, and If 
you are amenable to reason — " 

'If I'm— but I'm not amenable to 
your reasons!" blustered the presi- 
dent, recovering a little from the first 
shock of terrified astoundment. "I re- 
fuse to listen to them. I'll not have 
anything to do with you. Go away!" 
The young man's smile showed his 
teeth, but it also proved that he was 
not wholly devoid of the sense of 

"Keep your temper,. Mr.' Galbralth," 
he advised coolly. "The moment is 
mine, and -I say you shall listen first 
and obey . afterward. Otherwise, you 
die. Which is It to be? Choose 
quickly— time Ig precious."; 

The president yielded the ■ first 
point, that of the receptive ear; but 
grudgingly and as one under strict 

"Well, well, then; out with it. What 
have you to say for yourself?" 

"This: You are rich; you represent 
the existing order of things. I am 
poor, and I stand for my necessity, 
which is higher than any man-made 
law or custom. You have more money 
than you can possibly use in any le- 
gitimate personal channels; I have 
not the price of the next meal, already 
twenty-four hours overdue. I came 
here this morning with my life In my 
hand to invite you to share with me 
a portion of that which is yours chiefly 
by the right of possession. If you do 
it, well and good; if not, there will 
be a new president of the Bayou State 
Security. Do 1 make myself sufficient- 
ly explicit?" 

Andrew Galbralth glanced furtively 
at the. paper-weight clock on his desk. 
It was nearly eleven, and MacFarland 
would surely come in on the stroke 
of the hour. If he could only fend 
off the catastrophe for a few minutes, 
until help should come. He searched 
In his pockets and drew forth a hand- 
ful of coins. 

The Invader of privacies glanced at 
the clock: in his torn and shook his 

Ton are merely trying to gain time, 
and you know It, Mr. GalbraltiL My 
stake In this game Is much more than 
a handful of charity Bilver; and I 
don't do you the Injustice to believe 
that you hold your life so "cheaply; 
you who have so much money and*, 
at best, so few years to live." 

The president put the little heap 
of coins on the desk, but be did not 
abandon the struggle for delay. 

"What's your price.^then?" he de- 
manded, as one who may possibly, 
consider a compromise. 

"On* hundred thousand dollars— in 
oaaV' •' i .- 

"But man! ye're clean daft! Do ye 
think I have—** 

In the midst of his vehement pro- 
tests the stranger sprang out of his 
chair, stepped back a pace and raised 
his weapon. 

"Mr. Galbralth, you are juggling 
with your life! Write a check while 
there Is yet time!" 

The hammer of the leveled pistol 
clicked. Andrew Galbraith shut his 
eyes and made a blind grasp for pen 
and checkbook. His hands were shak- 
ing as with a palsy, but the fear of 
death steadied them suddenly when he 
came to write. 

"Indorse It!" was the next com- 
mand. The voices had ceased beyond 
the partition, and the dead silence was 
relieved only by the. labored strokes 
of the president's pen and the tap-tap 
of tho typewriter in the adjacent 

The check was written and indorsed, 
and under the menace of the. revolver 
Andrew Galbraith was trying to give 
It to the robber. But the robber would 
not take it. 

"No, I don't want your paper; come 
with me to your paying teller and get 
me the money. Make what explana- 
tion you see fit; but remember— if he 
hesitates, you die." 

They left the private office together, 
the younger man a short half-step in 
the rear, with his pistol-bearing hand 
thrust under his coat. The president 
did not despair. In the public lobby 
there would be eyes to see, and per- 
haps some that would understand.. -Mr. 
Galbraith took a firmer hold upon his 
self-possession and trusted that some 
happy chance might yet intervene to 
save him. 

But chance did not Intervene. There 
was a goodly number of customers in 
the public space, but not one of the 
half-dozen or more who nodded to the 
president or passed the time of day 
with him saw the eye-appeal which 
was the only one he dared to make. 
On the short walk around to the pay- 
ing teller's window, the robber kept 
even step with his victim, and try as 
he would, Andrew Galbraith could not 
summon the courage to forget the 
pistol muzzle menacing him In its 
coat-covered ambush. 

At the paying wicket there was 
only one customer, instead of the 
group the president had hoped to find; 
a sweet-faced young woman in a mod- 
est traveling hat and a gray coat. She 
was getting a draft cashed, and when 
she saw them she would have stood 
aside. It was the robber who antici- 
pated her intention and forbade it 
with a courteous gesture; whereat she 
turned again to the window to con- 
clude her small transaction with the 

The few moments which followed 
were terribly trying ones for the gray- 
haired president of the Bayou State 
Security. None the less, his brain 
was busy with the chanceful possi- 
bilities. Failing all else, he was deter- 
mined to give the teller a warning 
signal, come what might. It was a 
duty owed to society no less than to 
the bank and to himself. But on the 

"How will yoc haTe ltf de asked; 
and it was the stranger at Mr. Gal- 
braith's elbow who answered. 

"One thousand in fives, tens and 
twenties, loose, if you please; the re- 
mainder in the largest denominations, 
put up In a package." 

The teller counted' out the one thou- 
sand In small notes quickly; but he 
had to leave the cage and go to the 
vault for the huge remainder. This 
was the crucial moment of peril for 
the robber, and the president, stealing 
a glance at the face of his persecutor, 
saw the blue eyes blazing with ex- 

"It is your time to pray, Mr. Gal- 
braith," said the spoiler in low tones. 
"If you have given your man the sig- 
nal — " 

But the signal had not been given. 
The . teller was re-entering the cage 
with a bulky packet of money paper. 

"You needn't open it," said the 
young man at the president's elbow. 
"The bank's count is good enough for 
me." And when the window wicket 
had been unlatched and the money 
passed out, he stuffed the loose bills 
carelessly into his pocket, put the 
package containing the ninety-nine 
thousand dollars under his arm, nod- 
ded to the president, backed swiftly 
to the street door and vanished. 

Then it was that Mr. Andrew Gal- 
braith suddenly found speech, opening 
his thin lips and pouring forth a tor- 
rent of incoherence which presently 
got itself translated "into a vengeful 
hue and cry; and New Orleans the un- 
impetuous had its sensation ready- 

The Hammer of the Leveled Pistol 

pinnacle of resolution, at the Instant 
when, with the robber at his elbow, 
he stepped to tho window and pre- 
sented the check, Andrew Galbraith 
felt the gentle pressure of the pistol 
muzzle against his side; nay, more — 
tie fancied he could feel the cold chill 
of the t metal strike through and 
through him.. 

So it came about that the fine reso- 
lution had quite evaporated when he 
said, with what composure there was 
in him: "You'll please give me cur- 1 
rency for that. Johnson." 

The teller glanced at the check and 
then at his tmperlor; not too inquisi- 
tively, since It was not his business 
to question the president's com- 
maade. ___.—. 


lo Trlumphel 

Once safely in the street. Kenneth 
Griswoid, with a thousand dollars in 
hi3 pocket and the packet of bank- 
notes under his arm, was seized by an 
impulse to do. some extravagant thing 
to celebrate his success. It had proved 
to be such a simple matter, after all — 
one bold stroke; a tussle, happily 
bloodless, with the plutocratic dragon 
whose hold upon his treasure was so 
easily broken; and presto! the hungry 
proletary had become himself a power 
in the world, strong to do good or 
evil, as the gods might direct. 

This was the prompting to exulta- 
tion as it might have been set in 
words; but in Griswold's thought it 
was but a swift suggestion, followed 
instantly by another which was much 
more to the Immediate purpose. lie 
was hungry; there was a restaurant 
next door to the bank. Without think- 
ing overmuch of. the risk he ran, and 
perhaps not . at all of the audacious 
subtlety of such an expedient at such 
a critical moment, he went In, sat 
down at one of the small marble- 
topped tables, and calmly ordered 
breakfast. ■ 

Since hunger is a lusty special 
pleader, making itself heard above 
any pulpit drum. of tho higher facul- 
ties, it iB quite probable that Gris- 
woid dwelt less upon what he had 
done than upon what he was about to 
eat, until the hue and cry in the 
street reminded him that the chase 
was begun. But at this, not to appear 
suspiciously, incurious, he put on the 
mask of indifferent interest and asked 
the waiter concerning the uproar. 

The serving man did not know what 
had happened, but he would go and 
find out If M'sieu' so desired. "M'sieu' " 
said breakfast first, by all means, and 
Information afterward. Both came in 
due season 1 , and the hungry one ate 
while he listened. 

Transmuted* into the broken English 
of the Gascon- serving man, the story 
of the robbery lost nothing in its sen- 
sational features. 

lit was very evident tnat the pluto- 
cratic dragon did not intend to accept 
defeat without a struggle, and Gris- 
woid set his wits at work upon the 
problem of escape. 

"It's a little queer that I hadn't 
thought of that part of it before," he 
mused, sipping his coffee as one who 
need not hasten until tbe-race is actu- 
ally begun. ": suppose tho other fel- 
low, the real robber, would have fig T 
ured himself safely out of it— or would 
have thought-he had— before he made 
the break. Since I did not, I've got to 
do- It now, and there isn't much time 
to throw away. Let me see — " he shut 
his eyes and went into tho inventive 
trance of the literary craftsman— "the 
keynote must be originality; I must 
do that which the other fellow would 
never think of doing." 

On the strength of that decision he 
ventured to order a third cup of cof- 
fee, and before it had cooled he had 
outlined a plan, basing it upon a cross- 
questioning of tho Gascon waiter. 
There had been but one man con- 
cerned in the robbery, and the side- 
walk gossip was beginning to describe 
him with discomforting accuracy. 

Griswoid paid his score and went 
out boldly and with studied noncha- 
lance. He reasoned that, notwith- 
standing the growing accuracy of the 
street report, he was still in no imme- 
diate danger so long as ho remained 
in such close proximity to the bank. 
It was safe to assume that this was 
one of the- things the professional 
"strong-arm man" would not do. But 
it was also evident that he must 
speedily lose his identity if he hoped 
to escape; and the lost Identity must 
leave no clue to itself. 

Griswoid smiled when he remem- 
bered how, in fiction of the. felon-catch- 
ing sort, and in real life, for that mat- 
ter, the law-breaker always did leave 
a clue tor the pursuers. Thereupon 
arose a determination to demonstrate 
practically that it was quite as pos- 
sible to create an inerrant fugitive as 
to conceive an infallible detective. 
Joining the passers-by on the side- 
walk, he made his way leisurely to 
Canal ubreet, and Uienca diugouaHy 

thxougn -h&oid i"*rench quarter to warn 
the French market. In a narrow alley 
giving upon the levee he finally found 
what he was looking for; a dingy sail- 
ors' barber's shop. The barber was 
a negro, fat, unctuous and sleepy look- 
ing, and he was alone. 

"Yes, sah; shave, boss?" asked the 
negro, bowing and scraping a foot 
when Griswoid entered. 

"No; a hair cut." The customer 
produced a silver half-dollar. "Go 
somewhere and get me a cigar to 
smoke while you are doing it Got a 
good one, if you have to go to Canal 
street," he added, climbing into the 
rickety chair. 

The fat negro shuffled but. scenting ' 
tips. The moment he was out of 
sight Griswoid took up the feasors 
and began to hack awkwardly at his 
beard and mustache; awkwardly, but 
swiftly and with well-considered pur- 
pose. The result was a fairly com- 
plete metamorphosis easily wrought. 
In place of the trim heard and curling 
mustache there was a rough stubble, 
stiff and uneven, like that on the face 
of a man who had neglected to shave 
for a week or two. 

"ThorV I think tnat will answer," 
he told himself, standing back before 
the cracked looki-ng-^lans to got the 
general effect. , "Ami it is decently 
original. The professional c'rae^nian 
would probably have shaved, wiu.ri* 
upon the; -first arr.ateur detective ho 

Griswoid Went Out Smiling Bet-.'/een 
His Teeth. 

met would reconstruct tin; heard on 
the sunburned lines. Now for a pawn- 
broker; and tho more avaricious ho 
happens to be, the better he will servo 
the purpose." 

He went to the door and looked up 
and down the alley. The negni was 
not yet in sight,- and Griswoid walked 
rapidly away in tho direction opposite 
to that taken, by the obliging harbor. 

A pawnbroker's shop of the, kind re- 
quired was not far to seek in that lo- 
cality, and when it was found, Gris- 
woid drove a hard bargain with tho 
Portuguese Jew behind tho coeuter. 
The pledge he offered was thv suit ho 
was wearing, and the barga'uiim con- 
cluded in an exchange of tho still serv- 
iceable business suit for a pair of but- 
ternut trousers, a second-hawi c»at too 
short in the sleeves, a flannel shirt, a 
cap, and a red handkerchief; theso 
and a sum of ready money, the small- 
ness of which he deplored piteously 
before he. would consent to accept it. 

The effect of the haggling was ex- 
actly what Griswoid bad prefigured. 
The Portuguese, most suspicious of 
his tribe, suspecting everything but 
the truth, flatly accused his customer 
of having stolen the pledge. And 
when Griswoid departed without deny- 
ing the charge., suspicion became con- 
viction, and the pledged clothing, 
which might otherwise have, given tho 
police the needed clue, was careful!; 
hidden- away against a lime when the 
Jew's apprehensions should be quieted. 

Having thus disguised himself, Gris- 
woid made the transformation artisti- 
cally- complete by walking a few 
squares in the dust of a loaded cotton 
float on the levee. Then he made a 
tramp's bundle of the manuscript of 
the moribund book, the pistol, and 
the money in the red handkerchief; 
and having surveyed himself with 
some satisfaction in the bar mirror 
of a riverside pot-house, a daring im- 
pulse to test his disguise by going 
back to the restaurant where he hud 
breakfasted seized and bore him up- 

The experiment was an unqualified 
success. The proprietor of the bank- 
neighboring cafe not only failed to rec- 
ognize him; he was driven forth with 
revilings in idiomatic French and brok- 
en English. 

"Bete! Go back on da levee w'cr* 
you belong to go. I'll been kipping dis 
cafe for zhentleroen! Scel'erat! Go!" 

Griswoid went out, smiling between 
his teeth. 

"That settles the question of idea 
tification and present safety," he as- 
sured himself exultantly. Then: "I 
believe 1 could walk into the Bayou 
State Security and not be recognized." 

As before, the daring impulse was 
irresistible, and he gave place to it 
on tho spur of the moment. Fouling 
a. five-dollar bill In the mud of the gut- 
ter, he went boldly into tho bank and 
asked the paying teller to give him 
silver for it. The teller sniffed at the 
money, scowled at the man, and turneft 
hack to his cash book without a word 
Griswold's Bmlle grew to an inward 
laugh when he reached the strvat^ 




y~~ 3 




— ,/ 

EW YORK is the healthi- 
est big city in the world. 
One pest, however, Fa- 
ther Knickerbocker bat- 
tles agaJnst in vain— the 
bomb planter. While com- 
parative statistics are 
lacking, it is safe to say 
that no great metropolis 
approaches this one in 
its black record of cease- 
less dynamitlngs, with attendant dam- 
, age to property and human life.- ' 
The recent explosion in the base- 
ment of Manhattan's palatial police 
headquarters was a great piece of im- 
pudence, but in this respect it scarcely 
exceeded some other points in bomh 
history here. . Many men have been 
the victims of Beveral successive 
bombs, with the police Btriving to 
give them protection all the time. 
There are notorious "bomb blocks" in 
the city, where the inhabitants time 
and again have been thrown from their 
beds in the middle of the night and 
defended the fire-escapes in barefoot, 
nightie-clad, squeaking multitudes. 

Bomb explosions fall naturally into 
three major groups: 
First, blackmailers' crimes, intend- 
. ed to intimidate obstinate intended 
-victims of extortion. 

Second, anarchists' crimes, meant to 
protest against society. 

Third, deeds of private vengeance. 
Records of bomb explosions here 
are not carefully kept and it is prob- 
able that many frightened victims. of ' 
minor explosions never bring the mat- 
ter to the attention of the police. But 
it is known that in 1914 there were 
at least fifty bombs set off, or about 
one a week. 

The year preceding, 1913, saw more 
than four times as many, or about 250 
■ crimeB of this character, brought to 
the attention of the authorities and the 
newspapers. The drop in bombs fol- 
lowing this high tide was largely due 
to the rounding up of the notorious 
bomb gang which included Antonio 
Levuntino, "Zump" Piccarelle, and 
"Bur key." 

"Zump" confessed touching, off 34 
bombs in different parts of New York 
city.. He said the band had received 
from ?25 to $75 when it set off bombs 
for other persons. They had also 
murdered a Chinese for $2, and stolen 
a young girl for $50. 

With the rounding up of this gang 
and the ending of the activities of its 
"bomb factory," the police thought 
bomb planting would cease. But it 
did not, proving that many single 
criminals or independent bands were 
operating with explosives. 

Undoubtedly the ease with which 
dynamite and other high explosives 
can be procured and the widespread 
knowledge of their use in this city 
Is to a large extent to blame for con- 
ditions. Enormous rapid transit 
projects, employing tens of thousands 
of workmen, are under way, besides 
the countless other construction jobs, 
most of which involve blasting into 
the solid rock base of Manhattan Is- 

Italian laborers .can easily steal a 
few sticks of dynamite from a con- 
tractor for whom they are working. 
Probably 90 per cent of bomb crimes 
are committed by Italians, the vic- 
tims usually being other Italians. 

The police have never been able 
to persuade Italians upon whom the 
blackmailers of their own race have 
set their mark to co-operate in thwart- 
ing the gangs. 

When an Italian shopkeeper has 
prospered he is- apt to be preyed 
upon by men coming from his own 
town or province in Italy. The "Black 
Panders" who attacked him probably 
'leave immigrants from other sections 
Ipf Italy, and, indeed, all other persons 
in peace. 

Until the last two years Italian 
blackmailing bombs were confined to 
the foreign sections of the city, but 
recently prosperous Italians have 
found that moving their residence to 
a better district has not saved them. 
There have been several crimes of 


Stewards on- Great Liner Given Some 

Target Practice at Kite and 


The first transatlantic gun club that 
ever bored evanescent holes in the 
western ocean has arrived by the 
White Star liner Arabic. Captain 
Finch said that the club was really 
not a Berious proposition; that It had 
been organised chiefly to occupy the 
minds of ttso stewards and able sea- 

this character in the Washington 
Heights residence section. 

Anarchist bombs are usually more 
spectacular than those of blackmail- 
ers. Churches, courthouses, the resi- 
dences of men of wealth and position 
are their targets. A bomb was found 
at the door of Andrew Carnegie's fine 
mansion upon Fifth avenue a few 
weeks ago. All well-to-do citizenB are 
being forced to employ .bodyguards. 
In the fine districts east of Fifth ave- 
nue the dwellers on a block often club- 
together to hire an armed night pa- 
trol. This is a protection against bur- 
glars, but the growing danger of the 
bomb crank has caused the guards to 
increase in number. 

Only an insignificant percentage of 
bomb crimes result in arrests and 
convictions of the perpetrators. Plant- 
ing a bomb seems about tho safest of 
outrages. The bomb itself is almost 
always so shattered that the fragments 
are useless as clues. 

Even where the bomb does not ex- 
plode it is seldom useful as evidence. 
On the morning of November 14, 1914, 
the fuse of a bomb sputtering under 
a bench in the Tombs police court 
caught the eye of Policeman ■ George 
L. O'Connor. He started forward 
and grabbed the bomh, which had 
only three inches of fuse visible, and 
started for the doorway. He tried to 
rub the fuse out, and failing in that, 
he jerked the insulated fuse from its 
fastening in the heart of the explo- 
sive. The bomb consisted of two 
pounds of mixed black and smokeless 
powder and about- thirty loaded car- 

O'Connor's quickness and pluck 
probably saved the lives of Magis- 
trate John Campbell, his wife, and 
many spectators In the . courtroom. 
The placer of the bomb was. never de- 

This bomb was connected in the 
minds of the police with four others 
of the same year. On February 6 an 
unexploded bomb had been found In 
the church of St. Mark's-in-tha»Bouwe- 
rie after the anarchist Frank Tannen- 
baum and his followers had spent the 
night there, having been fed and re- 
ceived a comfortable place to sleep. 

On October 14 a bomb exploded in 
beautiful St. Patrick's . cathedral, 
wrecking several pews and breaking 
a memorial window. On October 14 
the rectory of the Catholic church of 
St. Alphonsus was damaged by a bomb 
placed outside. In the church the 
preceding winter more than 190 of 
Tannenbauni's followers had been ar- 
rested and later they were sentenced 
to the workhouse in Magistrate Camp- 
bell's court. On November 11 the 
fine new Bronx county courthouse was 
injured by a bomb, apparently meant 
for County Judge Gibbs. 

In this connection also should be 
mentioned the premature explosion of 
a bomb July 5, 1914, in the nest of an- 
archists in upper Lexington avenue, 
which wrecked a tenement, killed two 
men and a woman high in anarchist 
councils, and injured several other 

The .anarchists attempted to give a 
magnificent funeral for these "ma.r- 
tyrs," but were squelched by the po- 
, With this revelation of anarchist 

men, who needed diversion when 
there were so few passengers aboard. 

Nevertheless, things happened as 
the Arabic was going down the Mer- 
sey and into the German war zone 
around the British Isles that inspired 
the ordinary neutral passenger to in- 
fer that the Arabic was 'preparing to 
protect herself against the attacks of 
German submarines. 

Passengers noted that sand bags 
had been piled high around the steer- 
ing gear to protect It from possible 
Bhey Injury. Passengers also re- 

activities the police made elaborate 
preparations to trap the malcontents. 
On March 2 of this year they seized 
two young anarchists, Frank Ablano 
and Charles Carbone, in the act of 
setting off a second bomb in St. Pat- 
rick's cathedral. The capture wai 
most dramatic, being rj*ade in the 
midst of a church service. The po- 
lice had been stationed all over the 
interior of the edifice, some dis- 
guised as scrubwomen and others as 
ushers. A young detective who had 
wormed his way into the anarchists' 
confidence was there obviously ac 
their confederate, and the bomb plant- 
ers were allowed actually to light their 
fuse before- they were arrested and tho 
fuse stamped upon. 

Among ' the numerous unexplained 
mysteries is the bomb received 
through the mails by Judge Otto Ro- 
salsky in his home on Riverside 
drive March Vo, 1912. It was meant 
to explode on opening, but something 
went wrong in the mechanism and the 
judge was not injured. 

The famous bomb expert of the po 
lice department, Owen Egan,- wp. 
summoned to take charge of tho bom!< 
and while he was examining it in X\v. 
judge's library it went off, badly ii: 
jured Egan's hands and shatterii: ; 
much of the furniture in the room. 

Another sad and mysterious cas;-. 
was the death of Ida Anusewitz, ; 
stenographer who was killed Decem- 
ber 12, 1913, by the explosion of an in- 
fernal machine she received Un the 
mail of her employer, the president or 
a bottling company. 

On February 2, 1913, Mrs. Madeline 
Herrera was killed in her home in the 
Bronx by the explosion of a bomb 
which her husband had picked up in 
the vestibule. On February 3, 1912. 
Mrs. Helen Taylor was almost instant- 
ly killed by a bomb contained in a 
large cigarette box which she received 
from a uniformed messenger in her 
home at No. 103 West Seventy-sev- 
enth street. 

An attempt was made to explain tho 
Rqsalsky bomb and the Herrera and 
Taylor murders by the activities of 
Henry J. Klotz, a city draftsman. 
Attention was directed to him when 
he was fatally injured while experi- 
menting with explosives in his home, 
but these three mysteries remain un- 

Gamblers' wars were a fruitful 
source of bombs before the murder of 
Herman Rosenthal by Charles Becker 
and his accomplices, but of late. tho 
gentlemen of chance have been less* 




The Thrills and the Danger of 

Scouting All Theirs, Says 

Frederick Palmer. 


So Departed the Colossus. 
The remains of the Colossus ol 
Rhodes have been dispersed beyond 
possibility of recovery, or even of trac- 
ing. It stood for little more than hali 
a century, and then. In 224 B. C, wai 
overthrown by an earthquake. Thii 
Rhodians raised from benevolent out- 
siders large sums of money for its res- 
toration, but divided the fund amon.i 
themselves, asserting that the oracle ol 
Delphi had forbidden them to set i| 
up again. So there the ruin lay until 
672 A. D., when theSaracens sold it to 
a Jewish merchant, who loaded 9pU 
camels and went away — literally— witU 
the brass. ! 

marked that as the Arabic steamed 
down the Mersey she towed a raft on 
which there was an upright, resem- 
bling a periscope, and that the guu 
club, made up of about twenty men, 
took turns at blazing awny with Lee- 
Metford rifles, good but long out o* 
date, at the upright. The lounge 
steward made a record shooting af 
the upright. 

After the liner got into the open Bh< 
flew a kite from the stern, and th- 
rifle club had some, aortal practice 
New York Son* 

Exciting Work of the British Antiair- 
craft Gun Described— Sight of Aer- 
oplane Under Shell Fire Never 
Loses Its Thrill. 


International Newsservice Correspondent. 
British Headquarters, France. — A 
crack and a whlsh through the air! 
No sound is more familiar at the front 
where the artillery is never silent — 
the sound of a shell breaking from a 
gun muzzle and its shrill flight toward 
the enemy's line to pay the Germans 
back for some shell they have sent. 

Only this one did not pass out over 
the landscape in a long parabola or 
toward the German lines. It went 
right up into the heavenB at about 
the angle of a skyrocket— for It was 
Archibald who was on the job. 

Six or seven thousand feet over the 
British trenches there was something 
as big as your hand against the light 
blue of the summer Bky. This was 
the target, a German aeroplane. By 
the cut of his wings you knew it was 
a Taube, Just as you know a meadow 
lark from a swallow. 

So high was it that it seemed al- 
most stationary. But it was going 
somewhere between fifty and ninety 
miles an hour. It seemed to have 
all the heavens to Itself; and to the 
British it was a sinister, prying eye. 
It wanted to see if they were building 
any new trenches, If they were mov- 
ing bodies of troops or of transport in 
Borne new direction, and where their 
batteries were in hiding. That avi- 
ator, three miles above the earth, had 
many waiting guns at his command. 
A few signals from his wireless and 
they would let loose on the target he 

Never Loses Itn Thrill. 
■ Other features of life at the front 
may grow commonplace, but never 
the work of the planes — these wings- 
of the army's intelligence. In the 
hide-and-seek digging and dodging and 
countering of siege warfare the sight 
of a plane under shell fire never loses 
its thrill. 

A couple of seconds after that crack 
a tiny puff of smoke breaks about a 
hundred yards behind the Taube. A 
soft thistle blow against the blue, it 
seems at that altitude; but it wouldn't 
if it were about your ears. Then it 
would sound like a bit of dynamite on 
an anvil struck by a hammer, and you 
would hear the whizz of scores of bul- 
lets and fragments about your ears. 

The smoking brass shell case Is out 
of Archibald's steel throat, and an- 
other shell case with Its charge 
slipped in its place and Btarted on Its 
way before the first puff breaks. The 
aviator knows what is coming. He 
knows that one means many, once he 
is in range. 

Archibald rushed the fighting; it is 
the business cut the Taube to side- 
step. The aviator cannot hit back 
except through its allies, the German 
batteries, on the earth. They would 
take care of Archibald if they knew 
where ho was. But all that the avi- 
ator can see is mottled landscape. 
From his Bide Archibald flies no goal 
flags. He is one of ten thousand tiny 
objects under the aviator's eye. 
All the Romance Theirs. 
Why he was named Archibald no- 
body, knows. As his full name is 
Archibald the archer, possibly it 
comes from some association with 
the idea of archery. If there were 
ten thousand antiaircraft guns in the 
British army, every one would be 
known as Archibald. When the Brit- 
ish expeditionary force went to 
France it had none. All the British 
could do was to bang away at Taubes 
with thousands of rounds of rifle bul- 
lets, which might fall in their own 
lines, and with the field guns. 

It was pie in those days for the 
Taubes. It was. easy to keep out of 
range of both rifles and guns and ob- 
serve well. If the Germans did not 
know the progress of the British re- 
treat from on high, it was their own 
fruit. Now the business of firing at 
Taubes is left entirely to Archibald. 
W^en you see how hard It Is for Arch- 
Ibu7d, after all his practice, to get a 
Taube, you understand how foolish it 
Was for. the field, guns to try. to get 

Archibald, who is quite the swellest 
thing in the army, has his own pri- 
vate" cur built especially for him. 
While Uie cavalry horses back of the 
lines grow slec* from Inaction, the 
aeroplanes have taken their places. 
All the romance and rir,k of scouting 
are theirs. They get most of the fun 
there is In this kind" of warfare. If 
% British aviator gets a day's leave, 
be does not take a train or steamer. 
He rises from the aviation grounds 
about half-past four and is at home in 
England for dinner and returns after 
lunch the next day. All the action the 
cavalry see is when they go Into the 
Tenches as infantry. 

Important Work Is Archibald's. 

Such of the calvary's former part 

19 the olanas do not dUiy. Archibald 

plays. He kogps off the enemy's scouts. 
Do you seek team-work, spirit of 
corps find smartness in this theater 
of Franse, where all the old glamour 
of war Is lacking? You wffl find It in 
-toe attendants of Aiehfbald. They 
have pride, alertnesB, pepper and all 
the other appetizers and condiments. 
They are as neat as a private yacht's 
crew and as lively as an infield of a 
major league team. The Archibald- 
ians are naturally bound to think well 
of themselves. 

Watch them there, every man 
knowing his part, as they send their 
shells after the Taube! There isn't 
enough waste motion among the lot 
to tip over the range-finder or the tele- 
scopes or the score board or any of 
the other paraphernalia assisting the 
man who is looking through the Bight 
in knowing where to aim next as a 
screw answers softly to his touch. 

Is the sport of war dead? Not for 
Archibald. Here you see -your tar- 
get, which Is so rare theBe days when 
British infantrymen have stormed 
and taken trencheB without ever see- 
ing a German— and the target is a 
bird, a bird-man. Puffs of smoke with 
bursting hearts of death are clustered 
around the Taube. They hang where 
they broke In the still air. One fol- 
lows another In quick succession, for 
more than one Archibald is firing, be- 
fore your entranced eyes. 

An Artful Dodger. ; 

You are staring like the crowd at a 
country fair at a parachute act. For 
the next puff may get him. Who 
knows this better than the aviator? 
He Is likely an old hand at the game; 
or, if he Isn't, he has all the experi- 
ence of other veterans to go by. His 
sense Is' tho same as that of the es- 
caped prisoner who runs from the fire 
of a guard in a zigzag course, and 
more than that. If a puff comes near 
on the right, he turns to the left; if 
one comes near on the left he turns 
to the right; If one comes under he 
rises, over he dips. This means that 
the next shell fired at the same point 
will be wide of the target. 

Looking through the sight, it seems 
easy to hit a plane. But fere's the 
dlfllculty: It takes two seconds, say, 
for the Bhell to travel to the range 
of the plane. The gunner must wait 
for its burst before he can spot his 
shot. Ninety miles an hour is a mile 
and a half a minute. Divide that by 
thirty, and you have about a hundred 
yards the plane has traveled from 
the time the shell left the gun muz- 
zle till it burst It becomes a matter 

of discounting the aviator's Bpeed And 
guessing from experience which way i 
ha will turn next That ought to have > 
got him, the burst was right under 
him! No! He rises. Surely that 
one got him, anyw&y. The puff Is 
right in front of the Taube, partly hid- 
ing it from view. You see the plane 
tremble. aB if struck by a violent gurt 
of wind. 

Must Hit Vital Spot. 

"Close!" . Within thirty or forty 
yards, the telescope says. But at that 
range the naked eye -is easily deceived 
about distances. Probably Bome of 
the bullets have cut his plana. But 
you must hit the man or the machine 
in a vital spot in order to bring dowtj 
your bird. A British aviator the otfc : 
er day had a piece of shrapnel jacket 
hit his coat, its force spent, and rolled 
into his lap. The explosions must be 
very close to count. It is amazing 
how much shell fire an aeroplane can 
stand. Aviators are accustomed to 
the whiz of shell fragments and bul- 
lets and to have their planes punc- 
tured and ripped. Though their en- 
gines are put out of commission, and 
frequently though wounded, they are / 
able- to volplane back to the cover of 
their own lines. 

To make a proper story we ought 
to have brought down thiB particular 
bird. But it had the luck which most 
planes, British or German, have in 
escaping antiaircraft gunfire. It had 
begun edging away after the first shot, 
and soon was out of range. 

Archibald had served the purpose 
of his existence. lie had sent the pry- 
ing aerial eye home. 

Fights in the Air Rare. 

A fight between planes in tho air 
very rarely happens, except in the im- 
agination. Planes .do not go up to 
fight other planes, but. for observation. 
Their business is to see and learn, 
and bring home their news. 

The other day. In the communicat- 
ing trench between the frontal and 
support trenches, Rritlsh shells were 
Bcreaming overhead into the German 
trenches. Four or five thousand feet 
up were two British planes, with a 
swarm of puffs from German sheila 
around them. Two or three thousand 
feet higher was a- Gorman plane. They 
maintained their relative altitudes and 
kept on with their work, each spot- 
ting the bursts of the shells fired by 
its side and correcting tho gunners' 
aim by wireless. The British aviators 
always fly lower' than the German; 
they are much oftener in the range of 
antiaircraft gunfire. 


As one of the results of a raid by British aeroplanes this Zeppelin Ii.insar 
was set afire by inflammable bombs and not only the shed, but also an airship 
within It, destroyed by fire. 


Aged Indiana Woman Also Spends 

Much Time Working in 

Her Garden. 

Terre Haute, Ind.— Mrs. David R. 
Hayden of Worthington is one hun- 
dred and five years old. In a radius of 
comparatively few miles two other 
women live who are more than one 
hundred years old. Mrs. Hayden never 
has used eyeglasses, her hearing is 
good, and until this year she spent 
much of her time in her garden. 

Across the county line of Sullivan 
county lives Mrs. Eleanor Combs, who 
was one hundred and five last Octo- 
ber. She. has 57 grandchildren, 147 
great-grandchildren and 17 great-great- 

Mrs. Nancy Tincher, at Linton, was 
one hundred last December. She has 
lived in the Linton neighborhood since 
birth. . 

in the lower end of the Grand Canyon 
of Colorado. Mr. Ililley obtained 
them 15 years ago and has sinco ex- 
hibited them in many parts of the 

He expects to take them to. the Pan- 
ama-Pacific exposition next month. 



Louisiana Man Has Some Hard Luck 

During a Recent Galo In That 


Oakhurst, L*. — J. B. Hopson of 
Oakhurst, La., in speaking to several 
friends. of a recent storm, said that 
he had Buffered a little bad luck and 
knew how to sympathize with tho 
good people of Friars Point, "al 
though," said Mr. Hopson, "my case is 
rather laughable. Yesterday after the 
storm had passed my yardman ap- 
proached and said: 'Boss, we done 
suffered some damage, too, ono of de 
cow*s horns has been knocked off.' 

"Soon the animal was brought for- 
ward, and, sure enough, the horn was 
gone. The yardman thinks the wind 
blew off the horn; and still sticks to 
his belief." 


Washington Miner's Find In 1869 to 

Be Curiosity at Panama 


Seattle, Wash.— J. S. Hllley of Kirk- 
land naB In his possession a petrified 
bird's nest containing four petrified 
eggs. The nest and eggs are said to 
be a perfect petrified specimen. 

They were found by a miner in 1869, 


Miss Elizabeth Burke, daughter of 
former Gpv. j | ln Burke of North Da- 
kota, now treasurer of the United 
States, has just returned to her homo 
in Washington after an ettended trip 
through the West. 

Horse Travels 44,000 Miles. 
Beloit, Wis. — The last lap on a 44.- 
000-mile couree. which It took him nine 
yearB to run, was finished by Harry, 
the horse of Edwin Bailey, city mall 
carrier. The animal actually died in 
the harness while making the round 
it made for nine yean. 



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County Seat News 

The Physicians and Surgeons-Hospital 
was formally opened to the public last 
Tuesday afternoon. All afternoon and 
during the evening a stream of visitors 
kept the doctors busy Showing them the 
new structure. The building cost In the 
neighborhood of $15,000. 

Howard Gesell, commonly known as 
the "Million Dollar Mystery", who was 
arrested for issuing spuriotls, checks, 
was bound over to await action by the 
grand jury last Saturday by Judge 
Tarrant after a hearing in municipal 

. The Thief River Falls Manufacturing 
Company was saved from destruction 
by fire on Wednesday morning of last 
weelt by the quick work of the employ- 
ees wilh the aid of the factory fire 
fighting apparatus. The blaze started 
in one of the shaving chutes between 
the factory and boiler room. When the 
fire department arrived, the fire was 
practically extinguished. 

A special election will be held Sep- 
tember 30 lo determine whether or not 
the city of Thief River Falls shall 
acquire the Kretzschmar dam and water 
power. This definite action was taken 
by the city council at their meeting 



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Office in Citizens State Bank Buildins 


Farmers Interested in the purchase 
of better live stock will have an ex- 
cellent chance to buy pure-bred horses, 
cattle, sheep and swine at the great 
public livestock market which is> to 
be held at the Minnesota State Fair, 
Sept. 6 to 11. Most of the noted 
herds, stables and flocks in America 
will be represented. 

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interest In the cattle and horse shows, 
a large local entry in all breeds being 
promised; There have been times 
when the exhibit of dairy cattle has 
been better than that at any other 
show in the country. The fact that 
special emphasis is being placed on 
the value of the cattle show as a place 
for the sale and purchase of .breeding 
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a'demand for good horses throughout 
the country that it is probable .that 
more horses will be raised in the 
near future than ever before. -Espe- 
cially is this true of the Northwest, 
where good brood mares are employed 
to such an extent in doing the farm 
work. Breeders of good horses all 
over America are being urged to at- 
tend the Minnesota State Fair this 
year, and not only compete for the 
?13,215 in cash prizes but interest the 
buying public in their sale animals. 

Farmers are being urged to visit 
the Minnesota State Fair for the pur- 

pose of buying good . pure-bred stal 
lions and mares for breeding purposes.- 
As practically all the leading stables 
doing business in this part of the 
country will be represented some ex- 
cellent bargains may be obtained. At- 
tention is being called to tfte excellent 
opportunity afforded of studying the 
best types so that it may be easier to 
pick a good stallion in the raising of 
colts. Horse and cattle entries close 
Aug. 12. 

Swine and Sheep. 

The public markets for swine and 
sheep will be emphasized as much as 
those 'for horses and. cattle. There ia 
known to be a need for more sheep 
in the. Northwest. Last year 200 sheep 
were sold at private sale at the Min- 
nesota State Fair, and it is probable 
that a much larger number will be 
disposed of this year. 

The twenty-three nominations for the 
Poland-China futurity show Insure one 
of the largest swine shows ever held 
at Hamline, despite the fact that each 
successive year has been a record- 
breaking one. As usual a large sale of 
surplus hogs will be made to farmers 
in search of breeding stock. Entries 
for sheep and swine close Aug. 26, 
giving ample chance to enter within 
ten days of the fair. 

Persons interested In the livestock 
show will find the earlier part of fair 
week more interesting than the lat- 
ter part, since all the judging is gen- 
erally ended by Thursday. 

Licensed Auctioneer 

Will Cry sales in PEniilnjgtoti, and 
adjoining Counties. Phone or write 
me at KRATKA, MINN* 

Louis 0. Kongell 

Licenced Auctioneer 



Dr. H. W. Froehlich 
Physician and Surgeon 

Deutscher Arzt 

Office a.l-S Scandia UVcl; 

i Thief River Frlls, 


OFFICE PHC:!t .af 

ESlDENl'E PhOtifc i 



I'rnctice in Strtte and Federal Courts and be ton' 
tlit* I:. 8. l.ii ml om.-e. 

O. F. Mfrlbv, M< D. 

Office in Jackson-McGinn Block 


McGinn BiitLdlNO 

tmtr River Falls, Minn. 



General and Land Office Practice. 
Probate Practice a Specialty, 
fliief Elver Palls. • Minnesota. 


Empire Farms Co. 

Office in Citizens Slate Bank Building 


if >-. 

.leal H< 


Ait.Nin.u u.ii:uk;i<{i: 

11 Hunt till' best 111 Dr.. 


last week. --," 

On Tuesday, September 7 the city 
schools will open for the annual nine 
months grind. There will f be forty-two 
teachers including the superintendent 
and it is expected that the. first day's 
attendance will be 1,500 wilh a further 
increase before the Xmas vacation. 

The second annual picnic and outing 
of the local B. P. O. E. lodge No. 1308, 
was held last Sunday at Squaw Point 
A delicious picnic lunch was served at 
12:30 after which the races and sports 
of different kinds were held. 

James Homme, age 10 yeara rejjifling 
at Highlanding, is declared to be the 
champion "pig fattener" in Pennington 
County. Young Homme entered, with 
three other entrants in a contest con- 
ducted by Professor Henry Werner, 
agriculture instructor in the local high 
school. When James entered he took a 
Duroe Jersey pig, weighing Impounds 
at the end of sixty days which consti- 
tuted the contest the pig had gained 58 
pounds and weighing 75 pounds. The 
pig will be shipped to the state fail- 
where it will be placed on exhibition. 
After the fair the pig will be sold at 
the sottih St. Paul stock yards and the. 
proceeds will be given the boy. 

A delegation of forty weight auto- 
mobiles artd nearly two hundred boost- 
ers spent an hour and a half in this city 
on Wednesday of last week on a tour 
to get better acquainted. 

A pathfinder or pilot car left 'tiffs city 
Tuesday morning to lay the route, 
arrange the schedule and secure neces- 
sary supply stations for the proposed 
"get acquainted" automobile tour of 
the towns north of this city. The trip 
is being planned by the Commercial 
I Club and expect to make the run about 
I September 15. About forty cars are 
j expected to participate in the tour ac : 
: companied by the famous Minnesota 
i State Band of this city. 

McCiuu Itiuik 

Thief l!ly«-*r V:M*. M:: 

O. A. Naplin 

Thief Riveu Falls. Minnesota. 

Probate Practice. Leial Papers Drawn. 

The Misses Elsie Bundhund and Clara 
Johnson visited with Dora Dau Sunday. 

Mamie Votava and Delia Rohler call- 
ed on Mrs. L. Luedka's Sunday. 

Clara Johnson, who has been helping 
Mrs. Harvey Wayne for the last couple 
months, returned to her home Monday. 

H. G. Hiebcr 


Office and Residence Scaritfia Block 

PHONE 244.. 


Goodridge Post Office 

Arrival and Departure of Flails 

Arrives from Thief River Falls at 
8:15 A. M. Leaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennie M. Payne, Post Mistress 

Erie Post Office 

Erie-Thief River falls Route 

Daily except Sunday. Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays by way of 
Kuehnal/ leaving Erie at 7:30 A. M. and 
arriving at Erie at 5:00 P. M. On 
Tuesday's", Thursdays and Saturdays 
by Way of Brunkeberg, leaving at 6:00 
A. M. and arriving at 6:30 P. M< 

Ole. O. Strande, Carrier 

Long or Shoit Term 

Real Estate Loans 

Made at the 
Lowest PrcvaillHg 






McGinn Bid's 


Abstract Company 

Bemidji, Minnesota. 
Hicks Furniture & Carpet Co. 



Full line of Coffins and Caskets 

('hour No. .*tO 

Thief lliver 1'iiIIk. ?.linu. 



gOodrIdce; MINN. 

if you are fhinkinj; of having a salt- 
call and see me 

Goodridge Barber 

Cha's Stephenson, Prop. 

Miller Bids. Goodridge, Minn. 

The First State Bank 


General Banking 
j. and Collections 

We Make a Specialty ol 

Call or write for particulars 


Rural Route No. 1. Leaves Erie at 
$:00 a, m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and 
Saturdays. Arrives at Erie at 4:00 
p. m. 

Theo. ftnstad, Carrier. 

When in'need of physician and surgeon 1 

drugs send or phone the NEWELL ! r.>. i.-f.i ™.i «:-. m ... ..r.,.. ■!.■ 

Drug Store, Thief River Falls, 'Calls answer.^ promptly day or 



Remember we carry every thing 
found in a first class drug store. I 

'. Cirygla, 



nnd Haii.cliuia 

H. B. NEWELS Druggist. 

K. M. Stanton II. C. IluwbcrA 


Attorneys n( I.uw 

-'() ljs*roiid fit. n. 


Minnesota Northwestern Electric Railway Co. 

! Germ an town News ■ 

\ "Here we are again." Nick JBund j 
| hmid and family of Goodridge, called 
! on Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wayne last 
'Thursday. ■■■ V V • 

i Mrs. Harvey Wayne spent a few^days 
■; on their farm last week. •« . "' 

! Landius Wayne left for Vaftey' City, 
' North Dakota last Thursday where .he 
I will stay during harvesting, and thresh- 

i'ng. - ,*V 

! Jack Wavne and E, E. Peechle- made 
1 a trip to Thief River f afls Satnrday. 
. Peechie made the trip in his Ford car. 

.1. Mr. and Mrs. John Bohler- and Mrs. 
; Joe Krebs of St. Paul, are visiting 
| with Uieir brother, Albert Rohler. 

Oscar Raiftbec has spent a few days 
threshing rye for the farmers in this 
: vitinity. 

| Alph Fugh is. helping tlr. H. Wayne 
put up hay. ..' 

' it n.. - v-" 

i Mrs. L. Luedkff called:- on Mrs. C- 
Wayne Friday. 



Going East 

Train No.'l." 
LEAVE— Thief Elver Falls at 7;lo A. M. 
Silverttm at 7:40 A. M. 

Mavie -at 8:05 A. M. 

AKRIVE-Goodridge at 8:30 A.M. 

Train No. 8. 
LEAVE-Thief River Falls at 10:00 A. M. 
Silverton at 11:10 A. M. 

Mavie .- at 11:40 A, M. 

ARRIVE-Goodridge- ;- „■ at 12:10A.M. 
it:.. Train -No. 3. 
LEAVE-Thief River Falls at 3:46 P. M. 
Silverton at 4:10 P. M. 

Mavie at 4:35 P. M. 

arrive— Goodridge at 5:00 P.M. 

Daily Except Sunday 

Going West 


■ , Train No. 2. 

leave— Goodridge at 8:15 A. M: 
Mavie at 9:10 A. M. 
Silverton at 9:35 A. M. 
ARRIVE-Thlef River Falls at 10:00 A 

Train No. 6. 

LEAVE— Goodridge at 1:45 P. M. 

Mavie at 2:15 P. M. 

Silverton at 2:45 P. M. 

ARRIVE-Thief. River Falls at 3:30 T. M. 

■ Train No. 4. 
LEAVE-Gdodridse at 5:15 P. M. 
Mavie at 5:40 P. M. 
Silverton at 6:05 P.M. 
ARRIVE-Thief lliver Falls at 0:30 P. M. 




Mr. C. L. Stucy, our genial black- 
smith, is the proud, owner of one of the 
finest driving horses in this vicinity. 

Mrs. Margaret Mohn, Mrs. Brown 
and Miss Amelia Meyer left Monday 
morning for Lansford, Worth Dakota. 
Die Strande took them to -Thief piver 
Falls in his Ford car. 

Geo. A. Homme, a former resident of 
this place, but now employed as a rail 

Mrs.. Carl Magnell was a pleasant 
callers at Qle Reiersgaanj Sunday 

Sonne of the oats threshed oil Ed. 
Reiersgaard'-s place went 45 bushels an 

'. Joren Hegland left fop Thief River 
Falls Thqrsd,ay f 

Qle Hegland and Tom Uppstad were 
business callers at Oklee Thursday; 

T. O. Langie and Gynbild Langie 

road engineer on the Grand Triink " in | made a short trip to Thief River Falls 
Canada, visited with friends here pver Thursday. 

Sunday, he left Monday evening for 
Melville, Canada. 

The head clerk at the Erie store and 
the Erie mail carrier were showing 
their class in pitching bundles during 
threshing for Mr. Singer Friday and 
both returned with nice big blisters in 
their tiny white hands 

Ole Strande autoed over to Wanke 
Saturday to look after farming opera- 
tion on his farm at that place. 

All grains threshed out in this vicinity 
13 turning out better than expected ar.d 
a go-jd yield is assured in this communi- 
ty. ■ 

Mrs. Knute Danielson was taken to 
the hospital at Grygla last week, where 
she will undergo an pperation. 

(Too late for last week) 
. The -farmers around here are busy 
harvesting now- a- days. 

Oscar Kulseth and Miss Clara Dahlen 
took in the Farmers' Club at T. 
Morken's Sunday. 

Mrs. "IT. Svarc and Mrs. K. Roys] and 
were over at E. Hanson's on business 
matters Sunday. 

George 8. Baird and Mrs. T. Hyland 
autoed to Thief River Falls on business 

Mr. E. K. Rime, who has been at the 
Grygla huspital a few days for treat- 
ment, returned home Sunday much im- 

Miss Christine Kulseth was a pleasant 
Ciller-. at C. Shosten's Tuesday after- 

The United Ladies Aid will meet with 
Mrs. 0. Johnsgard September 15th. 

Cha's Fiterman was around this 
neighborhood, buying cattle last week. 

Martin Geving has been working at 
Rime's the past week. 

, 0. Eratland and s 
the sights at 

Omund Moy visjted at Roy Reiers- 
gaard Sunday. 

Halvor Myrum was down to Plummer 
last week^ after a load of lumber. 

Thorluilt News 

Subscribe for The Eleven Towns.. 
W. W. Prichard visited in Goodridge 


Ed. Narveson left for Thief River. 
Falls Monday. 

Old papers for sale at this office in 5 
and 10 cent packages. 

Dr. F. H. Gambell, 'phone No. 140, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. - 

Get your auction sate b'.lls printed ht 
the Eleven T owns office. ■ 

Give them, a trial. CARIMES 
the 10c cigar with quality.' 

John T. Lattimore left Friday for 
Carp to look ^fter some lands. 

John Co?,n of Erie, was doing son.e 
shopping in our village Monday. 

Andre w.Gangess, of Ansted, was doing 
The following Thorh'ultits were over] business in our village -Monday, 

to Mrs. Ellen Johnson last Sunday doing j Julien Provencher of Thief River 

justice to Mrs. Johnson's cooking Falls, was a Goodridge visitor Monday 

among the guests were Fred S. (Jord; evening. 

and family, J. W. Anderson and family, 

Swan Larson and family, Mrs. Hofus 

Swanson and baby, Mrs. B. Anderson 

and daughter, Mrs. Holt and children 

of Thief River Falls, and Mrs. Carrie 

Pre'stebak of Thief River Falls, to say consin, was - 

that we were royally entertained is only : ridge Monday. 

patting it mild. I" M r. and Mrs. P. P. Palmer of Erie. 

Cha's Vp.tava and family were out ' attended the dance at this place Satur- 

for a drive last Sunday also lookipg day evening. p 

Miss Gena Rustad, Theo. Ruslad and 
Ole Strande autoed out from Erie 

James Median of Milwaukee, Wis- 
pleasant caller in' Good- 

over our fine farms. 

Swan Larson was cutting corn -for 
Ole Roane last Wednesday. , 

Andrew Olson helped Swan Larson 
with his stacking last Friday. Andrew 
certainly can make the bundles fly. 

The McLanghlins, cotfee man, was in 
this vicinity Thursday. 

Mr. Larson was cuttjng oats for 
Henry Ellertson one day this week. 

Mrs. L. L. O'Dell and daughter, Vera 
were pleasant callers at Mrs. Fred S, 
Gord Wednesday. 

Poet Who Spends Millions"' 

Otto Lee, Martin Sand' and Ole Olson 
of Grygla, transacted business in our 
village Monday. 

Three npw residences are being built 
at Mavie. TlvU will add greatly to the 
appearance of that village. 

Rev. Stay ess will conduct, English 
services in the Goodridge Hall Sunday, 
September 12 at 3 o'clock p. m. 

Post "No Hunting Allowed" signs on 
all sides of your farm and save " what 
game you have fed for your own use. 

A. C. Tvedt and daughters, Eunice 
and Effie called on friends and relatives 
nearjSrygla. ;Saturday_and Sunday.. . 

, , MissN. Warner of Rollis, passed thru 

^ 00t ^/o?.™»^ Monday. She was enroute 

for Crookston where she will attend 

men, but Byron R. Newton, assistant, 
secretary of the United States Treas- 
ury, is an .exception. He helps to 
guard the interests of Uncle Sam and 
he writes good verse. A very interest- 
ing article on this poet, who spends 
millions, appears in this issue of The 
Eleven Towns. 

Elmer Dahlen, Mrs. 
Mrs. P. Lovely took 
Morken's Sunday." 

j L. J. Foss transacted business 
j- Thief River Falls Wednesday. 


Any one having good potatoes, can 
easily get rid of a few bushels in Good- 
ridge at good prices.. We want some 
ourselves. ' 

CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief River 
Falls, for prize lists. 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gulrud returned 

Board by the day or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good rooms. 

Andrew Halverson, of Reiner, was a 
Goddridge caller Monday 

Farm for rent. Inquire at G. N. 

depot. Thief River Falls. Minn- 
Owen Olson, spent Sunday visiting 

with friends at Germantown. 

N. J. Anderson, Register of Deeds, 
was a pleasant caller here Monday. 

John Dahlen of Erie, called Friday to 
advance his subscription accountanotlu-r 
year. . 

Hon. D. P. O'neil, of Thief River 
Fall's, transacted business in pur village 

John and William Wayne and Detlef 
Da'u of (iermantown, transacted busi- 
ness in our village Friday 

If you have any thing to fell or trade 
try an ad in the Eleven Towns. It costs 
but a trifle and is sure to bring results. 

Mrs. Anton Dybick and daughter, of 
Thief River Fails, were guests at the 
Foss and Itesoh homes the first of th* j 

Misses Irene Ferdinandson and Rose 
Foss left Monday evening for Th'ef 
.River Falls where they will attend hi^h 

Miss Lottie Foas and Harold Pro- 
vi-^cher visited with friends and 
relatives at Thief River Falls Monday 

Mr. and Mrs. Peder Pederson of Thief 
River Falls, visited over Sunday with 
Mrs. Pederson, parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
John Markuson. 

.Miss Eisie Sinclair, who has been a 
guest at the Foss home the past week, 
left for her home at Thief River Falls 
Monday evening. 

Miss Katherine Dunn returned to her 
home at High Landing Friday after 
spending the past week visiting friends 
at Thief River Falls. 

Freddie Brown, arrived from Thief 
River Falles. Monday. He was enroute 
^tJrtiTyglas-Avhere he .will work in his 
father's store this fall. 

Loans made on improved farms a 
low rate of interest with Stephen 
Singer. Call and get rate^before plac- 
ing your loan elsewhere. 

Misses Jean Hay and Lillian Johnson, 
returned to Thief River Falls Saturday, 
after spending the last month of their 
vacation on Mr Hay's farm, north of 

Threshing has commenced in this 
locality, but the machines are running 
with only half crews on account of 

Mr. Payne, Palmer Tvedt and Cha's 
Fiterman from Goodridge, autoed thru 
this vicinity looking for cattle. 

Nick.Bundhund of Goodridge, autoed 
thru Germantown to enroute Esplee 
one day last week. ' 

Mr. H. Wayne made a business trip 
to Goodridge Friday, 

Mrs. L. Luedka made a trip to Thief 
River Falls Thursday. 

Mabel Beutten called on Mrs. Rambec 
one day last week. 

Mr. 0. H. Olson of Esplee, transact- 
ed business in Germantown Tuesday. 

Threshing is in full blast now and 
Mr. Farmer says the crops are the best 
t ley've been for several years. 

School begins Tuesday, September 7 
i:i District No. 120 with Miss Aney 
N dson as teacher. 

Miss Minnie Eide left for Thief River 
Falls, where she will attend school. 

.Christina Bundhund of Goodridge, is 
v 'siting with her sister, Mrs. Clarence 

Miss Dora Dau and Delia Roller at-> 
tended the dance at Goodridge Satur- 

The Jelle Brothers are busy getting 
their threshing maching ready to begin 
work. ,. 

trip to Thief 

L.jL. O'Dell made a 
River Falls this week. 

Jacob Anderson made a trip to Thiol' 
River Falls last Friday. 

Mr. Dalen made a trip to Goodrid^i- 
after a load of dry goods for I*. M. 
Swanson, this week, 

Gothe left f. r 

Mr. Funciier and Mr. 
Dakota this week. 

Manda Dalen called on Alfred Nels' 
last .Thursday. 

Grygla News 
Miss Bernice Pasketviiz calk-d 
day at tlie August Boman home. 

Ole Landro made a call in the Ber.r 
vilie neighborhood Tuesday. 

Mr?. Marge t Williams had the plea- 
sure of entertaining Mesdames, Fred 
Rasmussen, C, G. Stenmon, August 
B.iman, Andrew Bergquist. T. K.Juhn- 
8)ii and Misses Bernice Paskewitz ar.d 
Mabel Stenmon, as her afternoon 
giicsts at hvr home Thursday. 

Miss Hulda Boman spent- Wednesday 
with Miss Thonie Nome-land. 

Quite a number of "Kids" attended 
the dance .in Renville Saturday evening. 
Wonder when ihe next hop will be. 

W. L. Peterson and wife and Mrs. 
.-Hans.Thoraon and son Alfred-were- de- 
lightfully entertained by the Huseth 
family Sunday afternoon. 

Mis3 May belle Landro is assisting at 
the Maney Hotel this week, 

' Oicar Kmitson, autoed down u> 
Goodridge Tuesday. 

Bruiikcbertj News 

The services held last Sunday wero 
Well attended. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thompson spent Suiuh-y 
with Mr. and Mrs. Ames. 

Cunhild Ilaugen was a Thief R:v- r 
Falls visitor Saturday. 

Mr. and Mr.-. Andrew Awnsen h;.d 
their baby christened Sunday. 

Hannah and Theodore Halversn:: 
spoilt Sujsdr.y at Thompson's. 

Mr. arn* Mr?. Albert ILilver.-on and 
Alice Thorson visited at H. !IalvL-r.:ui: '■ 

j The Ladus' Aid at 01.' NYh: 
I not well attt-nded due to the 

it! : 

■ evi'ry ■ 
! tiuids. 

seemed to he busv in l'.< 

Tim next meeting will be at Thorn; - 
S'jii's the 23rd. of September. 

Mrs. Xasheim whs. at Gnodridp 1 

The Hroby school near Kratka* re- 
sumed its duties the Uih. of September 
with Annie Ilaugen as teachei - . , 

Oscar Kulseth visited at Ole (ievin;; 

Don't forget tin 1 Y. P. 
son's Sundav the 12th. 

at T!: 

Great Festival in Hickory 

A great festival will be held 1 >y tli- 
Hickory church Sunday Sept. 12th. 
Services will be held at 11:00 o'clock.. 
Dinner will be served and a tine pro- 
gram arranged fer the afternoon. 

H. O. Mugridge of Thk>f River Falls, 
accompanied J. P. J en son to fJryghi 


Cigars :-: :- 
Burba* Shop 


Soft Drinks 

: :-': Tobacco 

In Connection. 

STEFHENSEN- BROS., Proprietors. 

A number of the young folks of this 
village met at tho Tvedt home Friday 

r5HSH=H5HSH5-aSHSHSESHSaSH«HaSiESHSH5E5HSHSHS2HaSEa5u] : evening- The evening was spent in 
. - ' u\ playing cards and all present report a 

"Gj OLIVER RESOK HOWARD Y0HN' | very enjoyable evening. 

In ft i Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maney, Sr. of 

Grygla, left Monday evening for 
Minneapolis where they will attend "the 
State Fair. They will also visit with 
their son, Martin at Redwood Fall?. 

I Geo. Homme, who has been employed 
on the Grand Trunk Railway, ' visited 
friends and relatives near Erie. Mr. 

I Homme.- left Monday for Melville, 
Canada, : where he will act as an engi- 
neer for the Grand Trunk Railway. 

j Petitions have been signed for two 
imail routes running out from this 
; village. The petitions were sent in to 
■the department at Washington .last 
| week and it is expected that they will' 
acted upon soon.- One of the routes will- 
run south of this village and the second 
route will run east." 

This week, Thursday, today, Septem- 
ber 9th. will be a big day in the history 
of Goodridge. It has been incorporated 
as a village, and at that time an election 
will be field to elect the first set officers. 
There is very little political wire-pulling 
yet, but as the future of this growing 
village depends much on the first set of 
officers it is hoped that they will be the 
right men in the right place.— Grygla 

Saturday from a two weeks' visit at harvest hands being scarce. If there I [ 
Lemmon, South Dakota. They made any idle men in this locality looking Q 
the trip with a Ford car. - ! for work. They can find it in Good- ff 

Miss Winnifred Plummer of Thief ! ridge. 
River Falls, arrived here Monday morn- j The dance given here last Saturday 
j ing. She left for High Landing where j n i s ],t was a success, ■ there being about j 
|she will commence her school.' | fif ty couple present. The MorkV 

I Arthur and Elfie Tvedt left Monday j Orchestra furnished some fine music, j 
i morning for Ada where they will attend ; Supper w::s served at Stephenson cafe | 
| high school. They were accompanied j a n ^ Goodridge Hotel. Every body pre- j 
| by their father, A. C. Tvedt. j sent enjoyed the dance immensely. j 

I Ethel Ilibbets, of Thief Rivre ' John T. Lattimore of the Eleven. 
| Falls, visited with friends in (Joodridfo j Towns, passed through town Thursday ■ 
' Friday. She left Sunday morning to j.on his w?.y to the Mai com vicinity. He : 
commence teaching in the Lamporter j says being an officer in the new village ; 
School. I ( ' :jes not appeal to him, he will sin.] 

be the law dispensor.-- i 

Heavy and Sh3lf Hardware, Stoves ar.d Tinware 

We Also Handle All Kinds of Paints and Oils, 

Gasoline and Kerosene 

Our stock is all now. "No second ■ har.d goods. 
When in town call and see us. 


j:>£KSCK S3SS3i!CK !CU2=»iC3 


* -sis rns X3i >n? k^- i^a *cs tea xs-.y 

l Eacle 

If you want an Aiato or Horse Livery you 
should patronize those who help in building up our 

We have invested a large amount of money in 
helping to build up Goodridge and feel entitled to 
your patronage as long as our charges are reasonable 
and we treat j'ou right. 

City Dray Line In Connection 



On account of getting their t.:ic!c in 
better shape, the Electric Line n-iw 

itkcs the trip between Goodridge 
and 1 Thief River Falls in one hour 
instead. of one hour and fifteen minutes 
as heretofore. See change in time in 
their ad. 






According to a report recently sent : « 
out by Julius- A. Schmahl, Secretary of i § 
State, there -are 85,000 automobiles in Q 
use in Minnesota, valued at §81,280,000. ■ 
Hennepin County has the. largest 
number, 12,739, while Cook has but 17. | jj 
Pennington, the baby county of the : ? 
state, has 271, with 14 counties having '■ ■ 
a smaller number. -! x 

The Co-operation picnic held at Grygla ! fl 
last Sunday was well attended, with \ « 
thi weather being so excellent quite a ' 5 
large number of people autoed out from ' ■ 
Thief River Falls, Middle River and , j 
Goodridge. Air; Galdwell of Lake \ Q 
Field,' Minn., was the speaker of the ! Q 

J. M. Bishop, Fr£s." 



day. Dinner was served at the picnic 
grounds and the ladies had all a big i > 
supply of lunches. Music was furnished ■ 
throughout the day by the Grygla band, j q 
The big feature of the day was the ball \ j 
game, Middle River- vs. Grygla, but as! § 
Middle River didn't have enough Star j fi. 
players, they Ibst by a score of 11 to 4. ; J 
The business men of Grygla had done J « 
excellent work in arranging a fine ' s 
program. AH that were present report- j jj 
ed a good time. VX M 

Capital and Surplus $12,G0O 

Offers you the best service obtainable 
in Check and Saving Accounts 



"^fe.will have a new set of Safe 
Deposit Boxes for rent by Sept. 1st. 

Come In And Get Acquainted 

Farmers State Bank 

Nick Bundhund, Cashier 
Goodridge, - ' Minnesota 

. h , ,:_ :, ■ - - -*■ ■— H ..-..-■—-■- 

4j>rtte'v.;'; , a i f: f 'w. )---;: -. V,.', -/ n 




Kenneth Griswold, an unsuccessful 
•niter because of socialistic tendencies, 
tUDH with his friend Bainbridce at Chau- 
dlere's restaurant in New Orleans and 
declares that if necessary he will steal to 
keep from starving. He holds up Andrew 
Galbralth, president of the Bayou State 
Security, fn his private office and escapes 
with J100.W0 in cash. By original methods 
oe escapes the hue and cry. /' 

CHAPTER 111— Continued., 

"The dragon may have teeth and 
claws, but it can neither' see nor 
smell," he said, conteraptu'ouslj', turn- 
ing his steps riverward /again. "Now 
[ have only to choosemy route and go 
In peace. How and where are the 
only remaining questions , to be an- 
swered." / 

For "an hour' or more after his re- 
turn" to the riverfront, Griswold idled 
op and down the levee; and the end 
of the Interval found him still undecid- 
ed- as to the manner and direction of 
bis flight — to say nothing of the choice 
of a destination, which was even more 
evasive than the other and more im- 
mediately pressing decision. 

His first thought had been to go back 
to New York. But there the risk of 
detection would be greater than else- 
where, and he decided that there was 
*io good reason why he should incur 
It. Besides, he argued, there were oth- 
er fields in which the sociological 
■studies could be pursued under condi- 
tions more favorable than those to bo 
found In a great city. In his mind's 
eye he saw himself domiciled in some 
thriving interior town, working and 
studying among people who were not 
unindividuallzed 'by an artificial en- 
vironment. In ' such a community 
theory and practice might, go hand in 
hand; he could know and be known; 
and the money at his command would 
be vastly more of a molding and con- 
trolling Influence than it could possl- 
fcly be In the smallest of circles In 
New York. The picture, struck out 
upon the instant, pleased him, and hav- 
ing sufficiently idealized it, he adapted 
It enthusiastically as an inspiration, 
leaving the mere geographical detail 
to arrange itself as chance, or subse- 
quent events, might determine. 

That part of the problem disposed 
ot, there yet remained the choice of a 
'line of flight; and It was a small thing 
that finally decided the manner of his 
■going. For the third time in the hour 
■of air.! I ess wanderings he found him- 
self loitering opposite the berth of the 
Belle Julie, an up-river steamboat 
whose bell gave sonorous warning of 
Aho approaching moment of departure. 
Toiling roustabouts, trailing in and out 
like an endless procession of human 
^ants, were hurrying the last of the car- 
,go aboard. 

"Poor devils! They've been told 
that they are free men, and perhaps 
they believe It But surely no slave 
•of the Toulon galleys was ever in bit- 
terer bondage. . . . Free? — yes, 
free to toil and sweat, to bear burdens 
and to be driven like cattle under the 
yoke: Oh, good Lord! — look at that!" 

The ant procession had attacked the 
final tier of boxes in the lading, and 
■one of the burden-bearers, a white 
anan, had stumbled and fallen like a 
■crushed pack animal under a load too 
heavy for him. Griswold was beside 
him in a moment. The man could not 
rise, aiia Griswold dragged hihi not un- 
tenderly out of the way of the others. 

"Where are you hurt?" 

The crushed one sat up and spat 

"I don't know: inside, sonaewheres. 
I been dyin' on my feet any time for 
a year or two back." 

"Consumption?" queried Griswold, 
. "I reckon so." 

"Then you have no earthly business 
fa a deck crew. Don't you know 
that?" • 

The man's smile was a ghastly face- 

"Reckon I hain't got any business, 
anywheres — out'n a horspital or a hole 
In the ground. But I kind o' thought 
I'd like to be .planted 'longsideAbe 
woman and the chllder, if I could'make 
out. some way to git there, 
= "Where?" .', 

The consumptive named/a small riv- 
•r'towu In Iowa. / 

In Griswold impulse/was the doml- 
B&nt chord always struck by an appeal 
Co his sympathies/ His compassion 
■Went straight to/the mark, as It was 
•nre to do when his pockets were not 
fempty. ■ / 

"What is/the fare by rail to your 

jtown?" her Inquired. 

' "I don't know: I never asked. Some- 

■wheres between twenty and thirty dol- 

1 reckon; and that's more money 

'n I've seen sence the woman died." 

Griswold hastily counted out a hun- 
•dred dollars from his pocket fund and 
(thrust the money into the man's hand. 

"Take that and change places with 
he commanded, slipping on the 
mask of gruffness again. "Pay your 
fare on the train, and I'll take your 
Job on the boat. Don't be a fool!" he 
added, when the man put his face In 
bis hands and began to choke.. "It's) 
a fair enough exchange, and I'll get as 
much out of it one way as you will 
the ct'i»r. What iii your nnmeT I 
au.' l-ijve rn borrow it" 

(Gopynzm by Coartta Scribner'* Sans) 

"Gavltt— John Wesley Gavitt" 

"All right; off with you," said the 
liberator, curtly; and with that he 
shouldered the sick man's load and 
fell into line in the ant procession. 

Once on board the steamer, he fol- 
lowed his file leader aft and made 
it his first care tp find a safe hiding 
place for the tramp's bundle in the 
knotted handkerchief. That done, he 
stepped into the line again, and be- 
came the sick man'B substitute In fact. 

It was toil of the shrewdest, and he 
drew breath of blessed relief when the 
last man staggered up the plank with 
his burden. The bell was clanging its 
final summons, and the slowly revolv- 
ing paddle-wheels were taking the 
strain from the mooring lines. Being 
near the bow line Griswold was one 
of the two who spring ashore at the 
mate's bidding to cast off. He was 
backing the hawser out of the last of 
its half-hitches, when a carriage was 
driven rapidly down to the stage and 
two tardy passengers hurried aboard. 
The mate bawled from his station on 
the hurricane deck. 

"Now, then! Take a turn on that 
spring line out there and get them 
trunks aboard! Lively!' 1 

The larger of the two trunks fell to 
the late recruit; and when he had set 
It down at the door of the designated 
stateroom, he did half absently what 
John Gavitt might have done without 
blame: read the tacked-on card, which 
bore the owner's name and address, 
written in a firm hand: "Charlotte 
Farnham, Wahaska, Minnesota." 

"Thank you," said a musical voice 
at his elbow. "May I trouble you to 
put it inside?" 

Griswold wheeled as if the mild- 
toHed request had been a blow, and 
was properly ashamed. But when he 
saw the speaker, consternation prompt- 
ly slew all the other emotions. For 
the owner of the tagged trunk was the 
young woman to whom, an hour or so 
earlier, he had given place at the pay- 
ing teller's wicket in the Bayou State 

She saw his confusion, charged it to 
the card-reading at which she had sur- 
prised him, and smiled. Then he met 
her gaze fairly and became sane again 
when he was assured that she did not 
recognize him: became sane, and 
whipped off his cap, and dragged the 
tinmk Into the stateroom. After 
which he went to his place on the 
lower deck with a great thankfulness 
jtr robbing in his heart and an inchoate 
resolve shaping itself In his brain. 

Late that night, when the Belle Julie 
was well on her way up the great 
river, he flung himself down upon the 
sacked coffee on the engine room-guard 
to snatch a little rest between land- 
ings, and the resolve became sufficient- 
ly cosmic to formulate itself in words. 

"I'll call it an oracle," he mused. 
"One place is as good as another, just 
so it is inconsequent enough. And I 
am sure I've never heard of Wahaska." 

Now Griswold the social rebel was, 
before all things else, Griswold the im- 
aginativ.e literary craftsman; and no 
sooner was the question of his ultl-' 
mate destination settled thus arbitrari- 
ly than he began to prefigure the place 
and Its probable lacks and havings. 
This process brought him by easy 
stages to pleasant idealizings of Miss 
Charlotte Farnham, who was, thus far, 
the only tangible thing connected with 
the destination dream./'A little farther 

of a book. may put anything else he 
pleases in it and snap his fingers at 
the world.. If I am going to live In the 
same town with her. I ought to Jot her 
down on paper before I lose the keen 
edge of the first impression." 

He considered it for a moment, and 
then got up and went In. search of a 
pencil and a scrap of paper. The doz- 
ing night clerk gave him both, with 
a sleepy malediction thrown in; and 
he went back to the engine room and 
scribbled his word picture by the light 
of the swinging incandescent. 

He read it over thoroughly when it 
was finished, changing a word here 
and a phrase there with a craftsman's 
fidelity to the exactnesses. Then he 
shook his head regretfully and tore the 
scrap of paper Into tiny squares, scat* 
tering them upon the brown flood 
surging past the engine room gangway. 

"It won't do," he confessed reluct- 
antly, as one who sacrifices good liter- 
ary "material to a stern sense of the 
fitness of things. "It is nothing less 
than a cold-blooded sacrilege. I can't 
make copy of her if I write no more- 
while the world stands." 


She Saw His Confusion, and Charged 
It to the 'Card Reading. 

along her personality laid hold of him 
and the idealizings became purely llt- 

"She is a magnificently strong type!" 
was his summing up of her, made 
while he was lying flat on his back 
and staring absently at the flitting 
shadows among the deck beams over- 
head. "Her face is as readable as only 
the face of a woman instinctively good 
and pure lii heart can ho. Any man 
who can put her between the covers 

The Deck Hand: 

Charlotte Farnham's frlendB — their 
number was the number of those who 
had seen her grow from childhood 
to maiden:— and ■ womanhood — com- 
monly identified her for inquiring 
strangers as "good old Doctor Bertie's 
'only,' " adding, men and women alike, 
that she was as well-balanced and sen- 
sible as she was good to look upon. 

She had been spending the winter 
at Pass Christian with her aunt, who 
was an Invalid; and it was for the 
invalid's sake that she' had decided 
to make the return journey by river. 

So it had come about that their 
staterooms had been taken on the 
Belle Julie; and on the morning of 
tbe second day out from New Or- 
leans, Miss Gilman was so far from 
being travel sick that she was able to 
sit with Charlotte in the shade of the 
hurricane deck aft, and to enjoy, with 
what quavering enthusiasm there wag. 
In her, the matchless scenery of the 
lower Mississippi. 

At Baton Rouge the New Orleans 
papers came aboard, and Miss Farn- 
ham bought a copy of the Louisianian. 
As a matter of course, the first page 
leader was a circumstantial account 
of the daring robbery of the Bayou 
State Security, garnished with star- 
tling headlines. Charlotte read it, 
half-absently at first, and a second 
time with interest awakened and a 
quickening of the pulse when she real- 
ized that she had actually been a wit- 
ness of the final act in the near-trag- 
edy. Her little gasp of belated horror 
brought a^uery from the invalid. 

"What4s it, Charlie, dear?" 

For answer, Charlotte read the news- 
paper 7 story of the robbery, headlines 
and 7 all. 

/"For pity's sake! In broad daylight! 
How shockingly boW!" commented 
Miss Gilman. 

"Yes; but that wasn't what made 
me gasp. The paper says: *A young, 
lady was at the teller's window when 
the robber came up with Mr. Gal- 
braith — ' Aunt Fanny, I was the 
'young lady'!" 

"You? horrors!" ejaculated the in- 
valid, holding up wasted hands of dep- 

Charlotte the well-balanced, smiled 
at the purely personal limitations of 
her aunt's point of view. 

"It Is very dreadful, of course; but 
It is no worse just because I happened 
to be there. Yet it seems ridiculously 
incredible. I can hardly believe it, 
even now:" 

"Incredible? How?" 

"Why, there wasn't anything about 
It to suggest a robbery. Now that. I 
know, I remember that the old gentle- 
man did seem anxious or worried, or 
at least, not quite comfortable some 
way; but the young man was smiling 
pleasantly, and he looked like anything 
rather than a desperate criminal." 

Miss Oilman's New England conserv- 
atism, unweakened by her long resi- 
dence in the West, took the alarm at 

"But no one in the bank knew you. 
They couldn't trace you by your fa- 
ther's draft and letter of identifica- 
tion, could they?" 

Charlotte was mystified. "I should 
suppose they could, If'they wanted to. 
But why? What if they could?" 

"My dear child; don't you see? They 
are sure to catch the robber, Booner 
or later, and If they know how to find 
you, you might be dragged Into court 
as a witness!" 

Miss Farnham was not less averse 
to publicity than the conventionalities 
demanded, but she had, or believed she 
had, very clear and well-defined Ideas 
of her own touching her duty in any 
matter Involving a plain question of 
right and wrong. 

"I shouldn't wait to be dragged," 
she asserted quietly. "It would be a 
simple duty to go. willingly. The first 1 
thing I thought of was that I ought 
to write at once" to. Mr. Galbralth, giv- 
ing him my address." 

Thereupon issued discussion. At 

the end of the argument the conserv- 
ative one had extorted a conditional 
promise from her niece. The matter 
should remain in abeyance until the 
question ef conscientious obligation 
had been submitted to Charlotte's fa. 
ther and decided by him. 

An hour later, when Miss Gilman 
was deep in the last installment of the 
current serial, Charlotte let her book 
slip from her fingers and gave herself 
to the passive enjoyment of the slow- 
ly-passing panorama which Is the chief 
charm of Inland voyaging. 

From where she was sitting she 
could see the steamer's yawl swinging 
from Its tackle at the stern-staff; and 
after many minutes it was slowly 
borne In upr.n ber that the ropes were 
working loose. A man came aft to 
make the loosened tackle' fast 

Something half familiar in his man- 
ner attracted Charlotte's attention, 
and her eyes followed him as he went 
on and hoisted the yawl Into place. 
When he came back she had a fair 
sight of his face and her eyes met his. 
In the single swift glance half-formed 
suspicion became undoubted certainty; 
she looked again and her heart gave a 
great bound and then seemed sud- 
denly to forget Its office. It was use- 
less to try to escape from the dismay- 

The Niche Between the Coffee Sacks 
Was Empty. 

ing fact. The stubble-bearded deck- 
hand with the manner of a gentleman 
was most unmistakably a later rein- 
carnation of the pleasantly smiling 
young man who had courteously made 
way for her at the teller's wicket in 
the Bayou State Security; who had 
smiled and given place to her while- 
he was holding hts pistol aimed at 
President Galbralth. 

It was said of Charlotte Farnham 
that she was sensible beyond her 
years, and withal strong and straight- 
forward in honesty of purpose. None 
thettess^she was a woman. And when 
she saw what was before her, con- 
science turned traitor and fled away 
to give place to an uprush of hesitant 
doubts born of the sharp trial of the 

She got upon her feet, steadying her- 
Belf by the back of her shair. ' She felt 
that she could not trust herself if she 
once admitted the thin edge of the 
wedge of delay. The simple and 
straightforward thing to do was to go 
Immediately to the captain and tell him 
of her discovery, but she shrank from 
the thought of what must follow. They 
would seize him: he had proved that 
he was a desperate man, and there 
would be a struggle. And when the 
struggle was over they would bring 
him to her and she would have to 
stand forth as his accuser. 

'It was too shocking, and she caught 
at the suggestion of an alternative 
with a gasp of relief. She might write 
to President Galbralth, giving such a 
description of the deek-hand as would 
enable the officers to identify him 
without her personal help. It was 
like dealing the man a treacherous 
blow in the back, but she thought It 
would be kinder. 

"Aunt Fanny," she began, with her 
face averted, "I promised you I 
wouldn't write to Mr. Galbralth until 
after we reached home — until I had 
told papa. I have been thinking about 
it since, and I — I think It must be 
done at once." 

* » * • • • • 

Griswold had come upon Miss Farn- 
ham unexpectedly, and when he passed 
Her on his way forward he had seen 
the swift change in her face betoken- 
ing some sudden emotion, and the rec/ 
ollectlon of it troubled him. ~s 

What if this elear-eyed young peraon 
had recognized him? He knewShat 
the New Orleans papers had come 
aboard; he had seen the folded copy 
of the Louisianian In the invalid's lap. 
Consequently, Miss Farnham knew of 
the robbery, and the incidents were 
fresh in bjar mind. What, would aha 

do it she nad penetrated hia tesgulMY 
He had a shock of genuine terror 
at this point and his skin prickled as 
at the touch of something loathsome. 
Up to that moment he had suffered 
none of the pains of the hunted fu- 
gitive; but he kaew now that he had 
fairly entered the gates of the out- 
law's Inferno; that however cunning- 
ly he might cast about to throw his 
pursuers off the track, he would never 
again know what it was to be whoHy 
free from the terror of the arrow that 
flletti by day. 

The force of the Scriptural simile 
came to him with startling emphasis, 
bringing on a return of the prickling 
dismay. The stopping of the paddle- 
wheels and the rattling clangor of the 
gang-plank winch aroused him to ac- 
tion and he shook off the creeping 
numbness and ran aft to rummage un- 
der the cargo on the engine-room 
guards for his precious bundle. When 
his hand reached the place where, it 
should have bsen, the blood surged 
to his brain and set up a clamorous 
dinning in his ears like the roaring 
of a cataract The niche between the 
coffee sacks was empty. 


The Chain Gang- 
While Griswold was grappling 
afresh with the problem of escape, and 
planning to desert the Belle Julie at 
the next landing, Charlotte Farnham 
was sitting behind the locked door of 
her stateroom with a writing pad on 
her knee over which for many min- 
utes the suspended pen merely hov- 
ered. She had fancied that her re- 
solve, once fairly taken, would not 
stumble over a simple matter of de- 
tail. But when she had tried a dozen 
times to begin the letter to Mr. Gal- 
bralth, the simplicities vanished and 
complexity stood in their room. 

Try as she might to put the sham 
deck-hand into his proper place as an 
impersonal unit of. a class with which 
society Is at war, he perversely re- 
fused to surrender his individuality. 
At the -end of every fresh effort she 
was confronted by the inexorable sum- 
ming-up: in a world of phantoms there 
were only two real persons; a man 
who had slnned t and a woman who 
was about to make him pay the pen- 

It 'was all very well to reason about 
it, and -to say that he ought to be 
made to pay the penalty; but that did 
not make it any less shocking that 
she, Charlotte Farnham, should bo the 
one to set the retributive machinery 
in motion. Yet she knew she had the 
thing to do, and so, after many in- 
effectual attempts, the letter was writ- 
ten and sealed and addressed, and she 
went out to mail- it at the clerk's 

As It chanced,' the engines of the 
steamer were slowing for a landing 
when she latched her stateroom door. 
The doors giving upon the forward 
saloon deck were open, and she heard 
the harsh voice of the mate exploding 
In sharp commands as the steamer 
lost way and edged slowly up to the 
river bank. A moment later she was 
outside, leaning on the rail and look- 
ing down upon the crew grouped about 
the inboard end of the uptilted landing 
stage. He was there; the man for 
whose destiny accident and the con- 
ventional sense of duty had made her 
responsible; and as she looked she 
had a fleeting glimpse of his face. 

It was curiously haggard and woe- 
begone; so sorrowfully changed that 
for an Instant she almost doubted his 
Identity. The sudden transformation 
added fresh questionings, and she be- 
gan to ask herself thoughtfully what 
had brought it about Then the man 
turned slowly and looked up at her as 
If the finger of her thought had 
touched him. There was no sign of 
recognition in his eyes; and she con- 
strained herself to gaze .down upon 
him coldly. But when Belle Julie's 
bow touched the bank, and the wait- 
ing crew melted suddenly into a tenu- 
ous line of burden-bearers, she fled 
through the deserted saloon to her 
stateroom and hid the fatal letter un- 
der the pillows in her berth. 

That evening, after dinner, she went 
forward with some of the other pas- 
sengers to the railed promenade which 
was the common evening rendezvous. 
The Belle Julie had tied up at a small 
town on the western bank of the great 
river, and the ant procession of rousta- 
bouts was In motion, going laden up 
the swing stage and returning empty 
by the foot plank. Left to herself for 
a moment, Charlotte faced the rail 
and again sought to single out the 
man whose fate she must decide. 

She distinguished him presently; a 
grimy, perspiring unit in the crew, 
tramping back and forth mechanically, 
staggering under the heaviest loads, 
and staring stonily at the back of his 
file leader in endless round; a picture 
of misery and despair, Charlotte 
thought, and she was turning away 
with the dangerous rebellion against 
the conventions swelling again in her 
heart when Captah* Mayfield joined 

"I Just wanted to show you," he 
said; and he pointed out a gang of 
men repairing a slip in the levee em- 
bankment below the .town'landing. It 
was a squad of prisoners in chains^ 
The figures of the convicts were 
^struck out sharply against the dark 
background of undergrowth, and the 
reflection of the sunset glow on the 
river lighted up their sullen faces and 
burnished the use-worr. links In their 
leg-fetters. . 

"The chain-gang," said the captain, 
briefly. "That's about where the fel- 
low that robbed the Bayou State Se- 
curity will bring up, if they catch him. 
Hell have to be mighty tough and 
well-seasoned if he lives to worry 
through twenty years of that, don't 
you think?" . 

But Miss Farnham could not an- 

swot;, and even the unobservant cap- 
tain of river boats saw that she was 
moved and was sorry he bad Bpoken. 

In any path of performance there 
is but one step which Is irrevocable, 
namely, the' final one, and in Charlotte 
Farnham's besetment this step was tbe 
mailing of the hatter to Mr. Galbralth. 
Many times during the evening she 
wrought herself up to the plunging 
point only to recoil on the very brink; 
and when at length she gave up tho 
the struggle and went to bed, the 
sealed letter was still under her pil- 

Now it Is a well-accepted truism that 
an exasperated sense of duty, like 
remorse and grief, fights best in the 
night watches. It was of no avail to 
protest that her intention was still 
unshaken. Conscience urged that de- 
lay was little less culpable than refus- 
al, since every hour gave the criminal 
an added chance of escape. The min- 
utes dragged leaden-winged, and to sit 
quietly in the silence and solitude 
ef the great saloon became a nerve- 
racking impossibility. When it went 
past endurance, she rose and stepped 
out upon the promenade deck. 

The . Belle Julie was approach- 
ing a landing. The electric search- 
light eye on the hurricane deck 
was just-over her head, and its great 
white cone seemed to hiss as it poured 
Its dazzling flood of fictitious noonday 
upon the shelving river bank and tho 
sleeping hamlet beyond. Out of the 
dusky underglow came the freight car- 
riers, giving birth to a file of grotesque 
shadow monsters as they swung up the 
plank into the field of the searchlight 

The foot plank had been drawn in, 
the steam winch was clattering, and 
the. landing stage had begun to come 
aboard, when the two men whose duty 
it was to cast off ran out on the tilting 
stage and dropped from Us shore end. 
One of them fell clumsily, tried to rise, 
and^sa-nk back into the shadow; but 
the other scrambled up the steep ba-uk 
and loosened the half-hitches in the 
wet hawser. With the slackening of 
the lino the steamer began to move 
out into tho stream; and the man at 
the mooring post looked around to 
see what had become of his com- 

"Get a move on yonse!" bellowed 
the mate; but instea-4 of obeying, the 
man ran back and wunt on his knees 
beside . the huddled figure in the 

At this point the watcher on the 
promenade deck began vaguely to un- 
derstand that the first mun was dis- 
abled in some way, and tha', the other 
was trying to lift him. While she 
looked, the engine-room belU jangled 
and the wheels began to turn. The 
mate forgot'her and swore out of a full 

She put her fingers in her ears to 
shut out tho clamor of abusive pro- 
fanity; but the man on toe bank paid 
no attention to the richly tmphaqized 
command to come aboard. Instead, he 
ran Bwlftly to the mooriny post, fjok . 
a double turn of tho trailing hawner 
around It and stood by until the strain- 
ing line snubbed the steamer's how to 
the shore. Then, deftly casting off' 
again, he darted back to tho disabled 
man, hoisted him bodily to the high 
guard, and clambered aboard himself; 
all this while McGrath was brushing 
the Impeding crew aside to get at him. 

Charlotte saw every move of tho 
quick-witted salvage in the doing, and 
wanted to cry out in sheer enthusiasm 
when it was done. Then, in the light, 
from the funiace doors, she saw the 
face of the chief actor; it was the face 
of the man with the stubblo beard. 

She could 'not hear what McGrath 
was saying, but she could read hot 
wrath in his gestures, and In the way 
the men fell back out of his reach. 
All but one: the stubble-bearded white 
man was facing him fearlessly, and he- 
appeared to be trying to explain. 

Griswold was tryhiE to explain, but 
the bullying first officer would not let 
him. It was a small matter; with the 
money gone, and the probability that 
capture and arrest were deferred onry 
from landing to landing, a little abuse, 
more or less, counted as nothing. But 
he was grimly determined to keep Mo 
Grath from laying violent hnials upon 
the negro who had twisted his ankle 
in jumping from the uptilted landing- 

"No; this Is one time when yon 
don't skfn anybody alive!" he retorted, 
when a break in the stream or abusg 
gave him a chance. "You let the man 
alone. He couldn't help it Do you 
suppose he sprained an ankle purpose- 
ly to glvo you a chance to curse him 

The mate's reply was a brutal kick 
at the crippled negro. Griswold camt 


Cynical Recipe for' Success. 
Oliver Onions, author of "Mush- 
room Town," etc., recently remarked: 
"A cynical friend told me the other 
day that the Eecret of success was to 
get a. name for Incorruptibility and 
then go ahead and corrupt it for much 
gold. I'm sure there's a weak spot In 
this somewhere, but judging from a 
good many, both' of writers and poli- 
ticians, perbaps there's something In 
it. Only unfortunately 1 can't. apply 
the recipe to my own work, because 
I have too much fun writing to think 
about corruption one way or th« 

"Cozy" Is Hardly the Word to Uso. 
"Of course," said Mrs. M. T. Cact> 
ler, "it- is real nice in the newspaper! 
to describe the new Muehlebach ho- 
tel as cozy and homelike, but I shou}< 
call a building with a tea furore and a ' 
cafe centurion, with marble floors and 
pillows of lapsus linguae and malft 
faction, and with gleaming chanti- 
cleers impending from th#doomed ceil- 
IngB. a great deal more rotund the* 
cozy."— Kansas City Stttf. t 

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From the^Highest to the Lowest 

All Are Working for Their 

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They Have Seen a New Vision and 
Have Learned the Joy There Is In 
Doing /for Others — All Find 
Work to Do and Are Do- 
ing It Well. '/ 


Stall Correspondent of tho^Wcstern News- 
paper Union. 
Paris. — It is to be wondered it the 
world knows of the work of the wom- 
en of France. In this great City of 
Paris every woman physically capa- 
ble, Is at work for her country. It 
may be true that the thought of the 
nations on the women of Paris has 
been that they are given to frivolity. 
In a large sense this thought never 
was true. Today it has no shred of 
truth in it, for the women of Paris 
from the humble quarters to the ave- 
nues of the St. Germain district are 
working for the cause of the country 
which they hold to be holy. 

The St. Germain section of Paris, 
spoken of usually as the Faubourg St. 
Germain, is the residence district of 
the men and the women of what some- 
times is called the old regime. Here 
dwell the titled peo'ple of Paris, the 
counts and countesses and even the 
"princes and the princesses who, under 
tte old system of government, held 
not only titles intact but the honors, 
which went with them. - The women 
of the Faubourg St. Germain today are 
working side by side with the shop 
girls, the milliners and the dressmak- 
ers in an effort to do what they can 
for their country. 

All Is Different Now. 
Always in Paris the" housewife 
busies herself irith domestic affairs for 
some hours oaeh day. This was- as 
true of the titled woman as it was 
of the wife of the Seine boatman, but 
beyond looking after her domestic af- 
fairs the woman of place and fashion 
in" Paris did little other work. ■ At 
night the opera or the ball claimed her 
attention. It was the life to which 
she was born. 

, Now all" is different. There was an 
awakening of the fashionable women 
o^ Paris at the outbreak of the present 
war. They found that conditions had 
changed since the last war with the 
Germans in 1870. Then the sisters of 
charity did most of the nursing work. 
It was\ their work to look after the 
poor and the needy. Tfiere are not 
as many\ sisters of charity in Paris 
.today as "there were years ago, and 
* those who are left are able to do only 
a small part of the duties which to- 
day confront the women of the city. 

The women of fashion and. title in 
Paris- last August'went out rather tim- 
idly to work in\the hospitals. They 
were not trained, nurses, but they 
:ould do something. They found an 
interest in wffat in\many cases was 
real manual labor. They got a new 
outlook on life. Today some of them 
. confess that they hold their past lives 
wasted. When this war is over the 
women of Paris wilt continue to work 
.'or the good of mankind. 

Find Other Fields for Endeavor. 
After the first work in the hospitals 
the women of Paris learned that there 
were other fields better fitted for their 
=ndeavor. The trained nurses came 
from all parts of the earth to take 
their places at the bedsides of thi> 
wounded. "What else can we do?" 
This was the question that the wom- 
an of former leisure put to themselves. 
They realized suddenly that all the 
able-bodied men of the city had gone 
to the front and that they had left 
w'lves and children behind them who 
needed help and . guidance, and' in 
many cases, work. 

The women of the Faubourg St. Ger- 
main went into the byways of Paris 
and ministered to their more lowly sis- 
ters. Many shops in Paris have closed 
because of the war. thus throwing 
many women and girls out of work. 
The women of Paris blessed with 
wealth, used it to start workshops of 
iheir own where tbe unemployed could 

earn money by making things neces- 
sary for the soldiers at the front, and 
for the hospitals at the rear. The 
fashionable women of Paris- have 
learned many things of which they 
were in complete Ignorance. They 
know now what - "social endeavor 
means, and they understand the spirit 
which prompted American women to 
establish social settlements and to at- 
tempt to help those who itemed pow- 
erless to help themselves. 

When this war is over social set* 
tlement work In Paris will be upon a 
firm foundation, the stones of it be- 
ing laid by women who 13 months 
ago hardly knew what social endeavor 
meant, except In a^soclety sense. 
There is only one woman's club in the 
whole city of Paris, and that is lit- 
tle more than what might be called 
a "Tea club." An American woman 
who is/the president of a woman's 
club in the city of Washington came 
to Paris recently. The French women 
of high estate asked her to tell them 
all about woman's club life in Amer- 
ica, the so-called social uplift, and the 
general plan of Anerican women to-do 
good in the communities in which they 

The women of Paris were told what 
they^wanted to know. They showed 
deep interest in the effort of American 
women to make life easy, to do some- 
thing for the mothers, and to make 
the way of the working girl easier; 
It is perhaps almost startling to say 
that the. women of Paris are show- 
ing an interest in woman suffrage. 
Thirteen months ago a society wom- 
an of Paris would have been held al- 
most an anarchist if she had ex- 
pressed » desire to know of woman's 
suffrage with a view of possible con- 
version to a belief in it. When this 
war is over there can be no doubt that 
woman's clubs will be founded in 
Paris, that they will have large mem- 
berships and that into their work will 
be thrown a spirit of devotion. 
Put in Regular Hours. 

From eight o'clock every morning 
until five o'clock in the afternoon the 
society women of Paris work either 
in the hospitals or in the shops where 
employment has been, given to those 
whom war has deprived of the oppor- 
tunity to earn their dally bread. At 
five o'clock the society women go back 
home to enjoy the only relaxation of 
the day. To^a-^considerablo extent, 
Paris has^tftken over the English cus- 
tom of tea drinking. The women of 
the city drink tea at five o'clock, arid 



A new photograph of the Princess 
Euxodia (left) and her equally attrac- 
tive sister the Princess Nadejda 
(right) as they appeared in the gar- 
den of their father's palace at So- 
fia, Bulgaria. The Princess Eu- 
doxia was born in 1898 and her sis- 
ter was born the year following. They 
have two brothers, Crown Prince 
Boris now twenty-one years old, and 
Prince Cyril, born in 1899. Their 
mother, now dead, was Maria Louise, 
daughter of Duke Robert of Parma. 
Their stepmother was the Princess 
Bleonore of Reuss-Kostritz, who dis- 
tinguished herself with her Red Cross 
work in the RussoJapanese war. 

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with it eat bread very lightly spread 
with butter. No cake is served, be- 
cause cake is an extravagance as they 
view it, and moreover to leave It alone 
is to practice self-denial. Anything 
that the French woman can do to save, 
money she does, and the money she 
saves she gives to the cause of her 

The readers of correspondence from 
Paris will remember the tragic death, 
by a fall from an aeroplane of Henry 
Beach Needham, the well-known writ- 
er for American magazines. Needham 
was my close friend. He was a man, 
and a writer of sterling stuff. He al- 
ways was keen for a story, and when 
he got it he knew how to write it. 
He stuck to the Bruth and he always 
made the truth attractive. 

Just before Needham was killed I 
dined with him and he discussed with 
me the aeroplane trip which he hoped 
to take. His plan was, and the" mili- 
tary authorities had assented to it, to 
make a trip over Paris at night in a 
military machine with a military avi- 
ator. It was his wish to write a de- 
scription of |a view of a great city 
partially hidden under the blanket of 
night | 

Tribute to Henry Beach Needham. 
. He wantedj to determine whether or 
not it was possible for an enemy avi- 
ator to pick out specific objects upon 
which to throw his bombs. Of course, 
It was not Needham's intention to tell 
what buildings could be discerned, and 
separated from their fellowB by the 
eye of the soarer. His thought simply 
was to answer the disputed question 
as to whether or not an aviator could 
tell a hospital or a military barracks 
from the peaceful residence of a ci- 

Needham was full of his project- 
He knew; absolutely nothing of fear. 
He had been at the front where the 
bullets were flying and the shells were 
falling. His courage was proof. His 
whole plan was changed by the ar- 
rival in Paris of Lieutenant Warne- 
ford, an aviator of the British army. 
Warneford had won fame, the Vic- 
toria cross, and the cross of the Legion 
of Honor by his daring flying exploit, 
when he destroyed a Zeppelin in mid- 

Henry Beach Needham asked the 
military authorities to let him go up 
in a new aeroplane on a trial trip with 
Lieutenant Warneford. He rose from 
the ground waving his hand to the 
bystanders. In less than two minutes 
tbe machine collapsed and both its oc- 
cupants were hurled to the ground and 
killed. This newspaper man bad gone 
through almost every form of danger 
that Europe's war field holds. He met 
his death in what was believed to be 
an absolutely safe adventure. He ex- 
pected to return to America imme- 
diately after this, his last wartime 
story — getting assignment. He was a 
close friend and a loved companion. 
Censors Are Helpful. 

JThe French censors are not very 
hard on a correspondent When you 
go to the front you always are accom- 
panied by an army officer who -almost 
invariably also acts as censor of what 
you write. He gives you some wordB 
of advice concerning what you may 
say^and what you may not say, and 
thus makes your writing very easy. 
He gives you a great deal of liberty 
and the only thing that he requests, Is 
that nothing shall be put in your ar- 
ticles that may be of assistance to the 

The censor has been painted as a 
very formidable and frequently very 
grouchy dictatorial person. He is not 
More than half the-time a correspond- 
ent is allowed^to sit by the censor 
and him while he goes over 
the manuscript with a blue pencil. 
The pencil is infrequently used. 

The military officers who go to the 
front with the correspondent all speak 
English and everyone" of them has a 
keen curiosity concerning things 


Kansas Man Rides on the Rodo tc 

Reach Farm Job Prom- . 

ised Him. 

Wichita, Kan.— Peter Coughlin is 
hard at work in the harvest fields, 
despite his ninety-one years, and likei 
it He so wrote to W. M. Woods 
superintendent of the Sedgwicb 
County Home here, after reaching 
Great Bend where a job had been 
promised him. 

Coughlin has a son in Tonkaw* 
Okla., but refuses to accept aid front 
him. The old man assumed the name 
of Joseph Munson to save his relative! 
from humiliation.; 

A wfiek ago he went from here tc 
Great Bend on the '^rods" of a Mi» 
Bouri Pacific freight >■-;■;••.'. 

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TRON R. NEWTON Is an as-, 
. elstant secretary of the 
United :■- Statee treas- 
ury, a newspaper man, 
a watchman and a 

Poet comes last In 
the list, but as a mat- 
ter of (act it ought to 
stand abreast ot the 
names of Mr. Newton's other occupa- 
tions, and mayhap later it will lead 
them. all. Perhaps some explanation 
Is necessary in connection with the 
word that Mr. Newton is a watchman. 
He helps to guard the interests of 
Uncle Sam, which means that he has 
a hand in the worfe of it that 
our uncle does not spend his money 
foolishly or is not, as the saying goes, 
"done out of it" Every conscientious 
assistant secretary of the treasury Is 
a watchman. 

Business man was not Included in 
the catalogue of Mr. Newton's call- 
ings, but if he were not -a business 
man he would not be wljere he is to- 
day. Some day when the whirligig 
of time or of politics whirls Mr. New- 
ton out of his present Washington 
place he may and himself in a business 
position of high responsibility. Such 
things frequently happen to assistant 
secretaries of the treasury. Witness 
Prank A. Vanderlip, who from an as- 
sistant secretaryship in the treasury, 
went to undertake the responsibilities 
of the job of president of the great 
City National bank of New York. Al- 
bo Witness Robert O. Bailey and sev- 
eral other former /assistant treasury 
secretaries, who are pillars of some 
of the big private financial structures 
of these United states. 

Vanderlip, Bailey and Newton all 
were newspaper men, but It is not 
taown that eithe/ Vanderlip or Bailey 
ever were poets: When Mr. Newton 
goes to some position of business re- 
sponsibility other than that which he 
now occupie/, it can be taken for 
granted that/lie will not forget that he 
Is a poet, /and the world probably 
will not forget that he Is a good one. 

It is said that poets are born, not 
made. This means that a poet cannot 
help writing poetry. It is no harder 
for him to sing than as the old Eng- 
lish saying has It, it is "difficile for 
a black bird to whistle." It is under- 
stood that Mr. Newton speaks rather 
lightly of his poetry. But it is recog- 
nized nevertheless as being worthy. 
When this assistant secretary of the 
treasury was only sixteen years old 
he apostrophized his fiddle in verae. 
We had forgotten to say that Mr. New- 
ton also is a musician. Here is what 

be said to his fiddle: 

Queen of the Heavenly Muse, my nidi 

tn every varying-/ Btraln thy chords do 

swell. I 

Whether in major Joy or minor riddle. 
First, out doth come an oath, and then 

my riddle. / 

When mirth doth reign, I play the A or 

For in' this voice thou well dost make a 

But If my mood demands the sadder clef 
I drop thee down to solemn C or P. 

Thn„"'^,|. ^>f° ,0ln "- B °,'> 0r hl B" 0r I™. 

*ow- aame catgut, pitch and 

Entranced the world doth hear thee, great 

and small, 
in every cabin and In every halL 

rM^S'l"' °<>? '' were not aught of sin 
fd wish myself Remenyl's vloiln. 

Now It must be remembered that 
this poem was written when Mr. New- 
ton was only twice eight yeare old. 
It had more than a suggestion of prom- 
ise of what he would do later. 

While he Is assistant secretary of 
the treason - and/is' to a degree unfor- 
getful of the fact/ that he is a poet. Mr. 
Newton is wholly unforgetful that he 
is by training a/ newspaper man. Ev- 
ery newspaper/ man knows the value 
of proper publicity for any worthy ob- 
ject, be It charitable, governmental or 
what not. 

Some of the official bureaus of 
Uncle Sam's government had been hid- 
ing their bright and shining lights un- 


Experts Claim That Cities Might 

Avoid Much Expense for Which 

There la No Need. 

Since the lights of London have 
been dimmed : as a precaution against 
aerial attack, the great waste of 
light has been brought to the atten- 
tion of illuminating engineers, and the 
condition prevails, not only in Lon- 
don, but In( every other city In the 
world. It Is pointed out that tn the 
case of shop windows there has been 
little endeavor to concentrate- the 
light on the' wares displayed, with the 
results that' much light is wasted, and 
thej excess !iB injurious to passersby. 
Under' these conditions the " expend!- 


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ana of Southwestern Colorado 
Have a Superstition That Is 
Felt Most Strongly. 

The Indians living near the cele- 
brated Mesa Verde in' southwestern 
Colorado are Interested in the out- 
come of their predictions about the 
telephone line which the government 
just completed into the Mesa 
Verfle National park. They declare 
that the poles will not stand and tost 

der bushels for many years. Take the 
public health service for instance. 
The work that the physicians of this 
service do for the people of the United 
States is conscientious, energetic, and 
wide-spread In its Influence for good. 
Physicians, like many other profes- 
sional men, are not given to talking 
about their deeds. The public health 
service lies within the control of the 
treasury department- and it is one of 
the works over which in an official 
way Mr. Newton must exercise super- 
vision. He knew that the country 
ought to know something of the work 
of the government's physicians in or- 
der that the people might profit the 
more directly therefrom. 

It was this assistant secretary of the 
treasury who suggested a course of 
proper publicity for the work that 
was being done by Uncle Sam'B de- 
voted doctors. Largely through his ef- 
forts the people today not only know 
of the means that are taken to safe- 
guard their health but they know how. 
when and where to get the additional 
information which they need to help 
them safeguard themselves. More 
than this the interested people have 
found that they can be of assistance 
to the public health service by giving 
information concerning the necessi- 
ties there. 

The government officials do not like 
the use of the. word publicity. "Infor- 
mation" is the word which in their 
eyes is proper and it is information 
which the people have been getting 
about several government activities 
through the newspaper sense of an as- 
sistant secretary of the treasury who 
for years was a newspaper man. 

Byron R. Newton was born in New 
York state down In one of the south- 
ern tier of counties. For a while he 
was a farmer, a youthful farmer it is 
true, and if you want to, you may 
call him a plowboy. Now, plowboys, 
through all the centuries have been 
poets at heart. They have not always 
known their own gifts, but the instinct 
of poetry always has been In them. 
Not all the plowboys could write 
Burns' address to the daisy that was 
in danger of being crushed by the 
plowshare, but they could all reel for 
the fate of the flower, and feeling is 
what make's the poet. 

Mr. Newton for a while was a "cub 

ture for light largely falls to secure 
the best returns. The wares are not 
lighted to the best effect, and if the 
misdirected light is unpleasant to the 
passerby he will not stop to observe.: 

The-same conditions prevail to some: 
extent in the case of the powerful arc,! 
/ame and high-pressure gas Hghts : 
"used for Uluminating tbe streets; for 
it is felt that the Illumination from! 
these could be controlled and dl-; 
rected so as to secure a better dts- ! 
tributlon of lighting, and at the same 
time be more agreeable to the eye. 

Heretofore, illuminating engineers 
have worked almost exclusively in the 
interest of the lighting companies, but 
the consumer will soon find it to his 
advantage to consult this compara- 
tively new profession. 

the wires will not "talk." When asked 
why, they solemnly reply jthat the 
"little people" will permit no, such un- 
canny-things to come so near their 
ancient homes. Nor can they be per- 
suaded to the contrary. The Indians 
live in great awe of the prehistoric 
dwellings of the Mancos valley, which 
are by far the finest and best pre- 
served of any in the American South- 
west They will hot believe that it 
was Pueblo Indians, or any Indiana, 
In fact* who; so loni ago that the old- 
est traditions describe them as they 

reporter." Every good newspaper man, 
has served his apprenticeship as a 
"cub." The only-managing editor who 
Is good for anything and the only ed- 
itorial writer who gets there with the 
punch is the man who has reported 
fires, murders, accidents and street 
happenings and has written his share* 
of human Interest stories picked up 
from tbe boulevards and from the 
alloys of the slums. 

After he had made tbe ordinary run 
of newspaper work,- Mr. Newton be* 
came what the profession calls a star 
reporter, and he was sent by a great* 
press association to the Spanish- Amer- 
ican war. He reported' the deeds of 
our warships off Havana and off San- 
tiago. And it was he who secured tho 
first story of the wonderful fight put 
up by the little ship Winslow against 
odds. It was Mr. Newton who first 
told the world of the death of Ensign 
Worth Ragley at his post of duty in 
the naval battle in which the Winslow 
was engaged. 

One of Byron R. Newton's poems 
has been printed and reprinted. He. 
was a reporter on a great New York:, 
paper and he had witnessed the re- 
sults of a great tragedy. He thought 
on the tragic event and then on tho 
carelessness of the joyous crowds all 
unheeding of tbe sore troubles and the 
heartbreaks about them. Some peo- 
ple have said it is an awful poem. It 
is strong and very likely awful, but it 
is doubtful if its truth is overdrawn. 
Here it is: 

Vulvar of manner, overfed. ' 

Overdressed and underbred, ' 

Heartless. Godless, hell's delight. 
Rude by day. and lewd by night: 
Bedwarfcd the man. o'ergrown the brtiu. 
Ruled by boas and prostitute. 
Purplft robed and pauper clad. 
Ravins;. rottinR, money mad; 
A squtrmlni; herd In Mammon's meali, ' 
A of human llesh: 
Crazed with avarice, lust and rum. 
New Yorlt, thy name's delirium. 

It falls to the lot of this assistant 
secretary of "the treasury to see to it 
that the sites which have been recom- 
mended as proper for the erection of 
public buildings are all that thoy 
should be. In other words Mr. New- 
ton has to. see to it that someone i& 
jiot putting one over on Uncle Sam. 
Congress appropriates money for pub- 
lic building sites and does It frequently 
without much care In selection. Jus* 
now the treasury department) Js hold- 
ing up more than two hundred authori- 
zations made by the lawmakers foi 
the purchase of sites for public build- 
ings. A vast amount of money is in- 
volved and, more than this, the ocor> 
omy and efficiency *of several depart 
ments of government are at stake. If 
is said that as the result of the watch- - 
fulness of the treasury officials the 
present system of haphazard appro- 
priations for public buildings ultimate 
ly will be abandoned. 

Newspaper men have made good lr 
Uncle Sam's service. A newspapef 
man sometimes is practical and some- 
times he is not. A poet never it 
thought of as practical, but Byron R. 
Newton seemingly has shown that a 
man can write good poetry and be: 
perfectly sane in matters pertaining tc 
proper business activities. 

ribware^carved these wonderful cities 
out oTthe cliffs. They believe ! that 
spirils. built the cliff dwellings, anc 
that spirits still inhabit them. The} 
reverently call these spirits the "HttlC 
people." For this reason it Is difflcnr 
to induce Indians to approach the clll 

The Sort She Liked. 

"What are all those photographs cf 
young fellows you have in your book p 

"Ob. that book Is my collection d 
souvenir spoons." 

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The Eleven Towns 

..Owned and Pttblished . by John T. 
Lattimore, at Goodridge* Minnesota, 

, Kiitctvd .nt« MM'tindH-ItiKti iimtur Mii.v IT* l»ir.. 
ii: tl:e I'o ^t finite at (ioodriilpc. MinneHiita, 
i:ii(1tT Ilie Art of Cmia-viM, Maruli :Jrd 1S7U. 

Market Reports. 

, The Eleven Tuwtm i« puliUfihrri every Thiir*. at 
d'oriilrld^n-, Pennington County, Minnesota. 
jSiiliPc-rlptlun IlaU's; $1.(10 per Yenr 50centnfor 
3 month*; 25 cents for 3 months. 

Goodridge. Minn. 

Corrected every Wcditc8dEt.r. 

Wheats No. 1 North&rn 






BggH __■".. 

$ .78 

The Good ridge Ladies' Aid wilFseVve 
lunch at the Goodridge Hall on Wednes- 
day afternoon,' September 15thi Every- 
body welcome. 

Girl Wanted 

Young girl to assist with housework. 
H. A. HALV0R30Nj 
Goodridge, Minn. 

AdverriMuj.' lime*: Display. \2 tt'ttts per Iticli 
•-in^li' ( oliiiiii] rnejiMitv. When* clmiiK^s lire mail" 
,fr<'i|i:":.:ly i'\ir.i Hww for the work, I.on.l 
fH.thfs. ("jirds ni Tli:inkri. uii<] [(twilutfoiiK fn*>tits 
H-r IjiicfiU-Ii iiiM-rliitn. .\'o tharsS le.-w than 1*5 

Ye editor visited Baudette last Sat- 
i-rday returning Monday. Along the 
Great Northern Ry. from Thief River 
I'a! is to Roseau the country ia similar 
iii appearance to Pennington excepting 
u:oV(- fi> and pine as you f'o north. 
J-'rum Roscr.u to Warned and frcm 
V/incad to Daudettc the country, isyfet'vulupcti. l<"im has destroyod mil- 
lions of acres of timber i:i that part of 
t!ie state and it will probably be years 
b-'foru the territory is fully developed 
;..? in most cases you have the trouble 
of clearing the land without profit from 
tin* timber that h:is been spoiled by; 
lire. As in other parts of the state 
you will find all kinds of soil from sand- ! 
i idges to muskeg but by reason, of the j 
extensive drainage system now being! 
• under way all will be good farm land j 
vithin a few years. On Sunday we | 
made a trip into the Rapid River [ 
cnintry which is ideal for stock farm- ! 
i;ig. With plenty of running water ' 
;.nd good soil, where clover grows like 
;v weed this territory is rapidly being 
Liken up by a thrifty class of people 
.nut will within a few years own valu- 
able farms. Although we enjoyed the 
tnp very much we returned better sat- 
isfied than ever with Pennington county. 

School Proceedings 

Regular meeting of the Directors of 
School District No. 8, held in Goodridge 
September 1st.* 1915. All member;? 
present. .Minutes of last meeting read 
and approved. 

The resignation of 0. N. Urdahl was 
accepted and on motion Ilalvor Chris't- 
ianson appointed to fill vacancy. i 

On motion the following bili3 were j 
allowed and orders drawn for payment. ; 

The State Board of Health fori 
inspecting school grounds §10.83, M. i 
Vaughan for transporting Agnes ] 
Vnughan to and from school last term ! 
$30.00, John T. Lattimore publishing; 
proceedings', etc. $17.70) Thief River j 
Falls Times for pubiishings proposal for [ 
school building $4.50. ! ' 



Breeding ewes not over four years 
old and ewe lambs Write Henry Wer- 
ner, Thief River Falls. v . [38-40] 

1. Good Deeds. 

We must soW good deeds, today to 
reap happiness tomorrow. — Chicago 
Tribune. \\ I - ■ 

Ho*8 Got the Cur Only. 

Bedd— I Wee;he*s got a $4,000 car. 

Greene-4when did he get it? 

'"The caiT* ■ I ' . 
' "No. tbe\S4.00b.'*..' ■ v . ., 

, "Oh, j hel lhasn't got that yet"— Yoii- 
k'ers Statesman.'; 

' tHe German sermon and installed the 
hew pastor in the forenoon. In the 
afternoon Rev. Braver of Warren" t 
delivered an English mission sermon 
and Rev. Seltz spVke on our mission in 
South America. 

£ *za tcwonot Kxtauononstnuonoi a notion ££ j 

j' Local News Items I : 

School begins next Monday. : 

Harold Provencher> -who has been; 
employed as Chef at Hotel Gcodridge ! 
the past six months has resigned his j 
position, and left today for Crookston. ; 

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John Olson of Hilda, has recently ; 
rented the Shosten farm at High Land- j 
ing and will move his family in soon, j 

Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Head and son 
arrived from Minneapolis Monday. 
They were enroute for Malcolm, where 
they will make their future home. 

Fresh Line/Of Medf 


We buy only the best meatxfdr the block, Thats 
one reason, that when you buy meat from us that 
you get the best that money will buy. Give us your 
next order for steak, sauage, pork chops and ham. . 


Johnson & Rossmon 

Telephone 73 Goodridge, Minnesota 

Miss Lena HoRime^-tflio is now visit- 
ing in North Dakd^a; writes that she 
will not, be able to begin her school in 
District No. 59 until the 18th. on account 
of an injury to her foot. 

M./U. i*eavey and Jay Payne have the 
contract for moving the old school house 
into Goodridge and expect to have it on 
its foundation and ready for occupancy 
buy the end of the week. 

School begins in Goodridge Monday, 
September loth, with Miss Clara G-iI- 
lingsrud of Thief River Falls, and Miss j 
Blanche Lind of St. Hilaire, as teachers. ] 
Until the new building is completed the j 
old school building and the Goodridge 
Hall will be used- 
John Kusmak and O. N. Urdahl have 
entered into contracts to transport the 
pupils of our consolidated school for the 
coming term. The contract price is $75 
per month each the district to. furnish 
wagons, blankets and all necessary for 
the pupils comfort. 

The following have paid en subscrip- 
tion the past week.— 
i S. J. Conklin, Hoag Security Company, 
H. P. Dan!, Anton Myrum, John B. 
Engen, Albert Arntz, John Dahlen, 
Mrs. Herman Vidden, Henry E. Olson 
and Geo. A. Homme. 

Otto C. Schultz of Cedar Rapids, 
Iowa, has been placed in charge of the 
German church organizations of this 
vicinity with headquarters at Goodridge. 
Mr. Schultz is t how at home in the 
Guinan residence . in south Goodridge 
imtil a parsonage is provided which will 
be in the near future. 

The Barr Meat Market in this village 
has been closed "for several days. Pi 
seems that Mr. Barr has .traded the 
-:hop to some party for a team of torses 
but there is some misunderstanding 
about the liens on the building and a 
chattel mortgage on the team) and 
neither party seem lo know just where 
they are at. 

i , Accounted For. 

'.'Why; are these people continually 
sendiugi petitions-/ for redress of some 
grievance?" 'jV-- ': 

.."I suppose! they think it is a good 
way to Vrite V ^ 1 " 1 * ron S3*"— Baltimore 

A\ fead Thought. 
''Tbesd incubators make me feel bad 
for the poor llittle chickens who have 
no mother's care. They are really mel- 
ancholy.'! .11 

'Perhans; they're 1 brooders."— Balti- 
more Ainpricaii. 

Next Sunday, September 1£ ' Rev. 
Otto C. Schultz will deliver his intro- 
ductory sermon at the Esplee school 
house at 10 o'clock a. m. and at - Ger- 
mantown at 3 o'clock p. m. Both 
services are in the German language. 


5 You Will Need Some 


\»> New Collars and Harness 

Legal Advertisements 


]><>p:irt in rut of tin* Interior, 1 T . S. Lmnl liiYwv 
;ir Cr«m>:t*;iiji. Mii-n., Septtmt»er7i 1!H5. 

XOTICB is: ]ii-ivI».v.Kivfii ttial Siiinift-i Conklin 
■ if Krii\ .Minn.. ivIio, oil .Vis jr. ■ Mi. I'.U I. 
in aile Honn'nteii'l Application. SfiitilNo. OlHri'.i. 
for SEW, So.:tion II. Tov.iislii|»ir.:;.\.. Itiuis.. :;:» 
>th I'rin.-lpiit .Mtridtiin, li:n llk.l no'i.'o of 
intention to nuiki< fJominnintiiMi Proof, to 

tnbllsli clniiii to tlii-hiiitl above <:cHrlln-.l. 

.■fonf Wilhilni Mk'liulcr, I.'. S. Cotiiini.s^ioiier to: 
Pi.-triut o( .\Iiiiii«'.-*otn. at TliH .ltlvt-r Fails, 
Mian., on tlit" l^lli; ( la.v ..fOL-tnlnT. IS!.*.. 

naiinimt naiiii's an witin' 
-U - i;iii')m Itlnli'nir of Brip. Kliia. 
CiirlF. M«LliiKorEik Minn. 
Willie II, ['iirnow of Krie, Minn. 
John live of Kity, ilinn. 

Proof maOo iimlcr act June G, Y.»li. 

Pktkk M. iti.soiiAi., I'e^istir. 

Mass ion Festival 

The mission festival of the German- 
town and 1 Esplee Lutheran congrega- 
tions, in Herman Kiesot-v.'s grove last 
Sundaywas welli attended.^ Rev. J. F. 
.Seltz of Thief River Falls, \ the. former 
pastor of thjese'eongregatiohs, delivered 



* SEVER ANDERSON, Harness Maker 

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m' ^ '**'**'***' **•*>*■**■**■*?• 0&- *i ' est' a* ■ j& ■ pS ■ &* ■ &i ■ ** ■ -z" 

. Now that the plowing season is here, and your 
horses will be working every, day on the plow. 
Don't use your old worn out collar^, it will 
cause your horses sore shoulders nr.d ru-clc.-, gt-t 
yoiir horses riged up, with good collars ani h':n:e>st s 
and see how they will work .with ease. I iyirry a full 

and complete line of hois 
SALVET Stock food. 





^ -"Si ■ A:+j ' 

£0 In-.ndle 

Wagon Vtiowts - Slsigh Works 

Horse shoeing a specialty 

' \i 
Call on us\wihen in town. 


Bank and Store Fixtures 
and Church Furniture. Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for show cases or fixtures oU 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take intoj^^i^craTiMii 
not only the prices quoted you, but take into-consuk-ra'.iim the 
freight rates on show eases, which is one and one-half first 
class. In view of this fact, we feci confident that it will he 
to your interest to buy in this maret, as ■ our 
always as low as the lowest, the quality of giMus--t-fTIi5i«ercd. 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 


Goodridge) Minn'. 

Citizens of Gbodtidge; 


Surrounding Ytouritry 

The justly famous! brand of 
MASCOT FLOUR Wah ripwbe 
obtained at the 1 Goodridge 
Mercantile Cofnpark's Depart- 
fnent store in any nuiintity 

It is sold ab'solutek on it) 
merits. Has been nianiifact-j 
ured and sold in this jterritory 
for over Twenty YeaH'. \yhole 
families have been . 
this flour exclusive!)!. 


We have now receive a full 
and complete line of fall and win- 
ter goods and can supply yotf With 
anything you want in 

Fall And Winter 

we have always a fresh 
of Groceries on n'and-*-in fact any 
thing you want iii General Mer- 
chandise. Also the Celebrated 
Gold Metel Flour. 


A Cool Suggestion. 
Salesman— This vase Is really wortu 
S30, but there being n little cbip off 
here I will sell It to you for ?20. Cus- 
tomer—Can't you break off aoother lit- 
tle chip and let me have it for $10?- 
Detroit Free Press. 

A Proof of It. 
"I hear the Smiths are people of the 
greatest integrity." 

:. "Sure. Why, they wouldn't even 
have anything else in their house but 
an upright piano."— Baltimore Amort- 

* , Poetic Justice. 

._ ''Pa, did you ever hear of a real case 
of poetic Justice?" 

"Yes, A man who once swindled me 
out of 5000 in an Irrigation scheme 
died of water on the brain."— Chicago 

■ Taking the Blame. 

"Of course it was all my fault!" ex- 
claimed the young married man. 

"What happened?" 
, "Sly wife tried to sharpen a lead- 
pencil with my razor and cut herself." 
—Washington Star. . 

Red Lake Fal 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson ; Agent 





Highest Market Price Paid for ('.rains and Seed 
We have Wheat, Rye, Graham, and Wheat and Rye- 
Flours for sale; also Breakfast foods, Corn meal, 
Cracked Corn, Shorts, Bran, Middlings a'fd Ground 
Oats and Barley for sal'i at Market prices. 

"VIVO" the House- wife's Favorite Flour 

Where-ever It Has. Been Used 


Tvedt & Frichard Lumber Company 
Emerson Foot-Lift Plows 

• Her Idea. 

"See those fine folding beds, mndam," 
said the gushing, salesman. "They 
speak for themselves." 
; "Oh, indeed," replied the. woman. "1 
thought they. wqr& made to shut up."— 
Yonkers* Statesman. 

A Veritable Solomon. . 
■ "Blinks is probably the wisest man in 
the world." ., 

,r Why such an outburst?'-' 

"He can tell a woman's disposition 
without marrying her."— Philadelphia. 
Ledger. —-. 

A weak mind sinks linger pros- 
perity as well as under, adversity. 
A shrorig fifid deep mind has two 
ignest tides— when the moon is 
at full and when there moon. 




boy can 

RUN the 


Foot-Lift gang. 
You may havi 

much, heavy plo | 

ing tci be done which 

you wish pushed thru 

witli dispatch land ac 

cdmplished with ease . 

Emerson Foot-^ifjt g^rtg plow; .. 

is the plow which' you surely 

need. • j I it- 

It was buiff to perform the most 

arduous worjkj and .\t will execute 

its tasks j to your entire satisfaction. 
Every feature of time and labor saving 

possessed bfyf the sulky is embodied in ,the 

£ang. • I It Ssj, manipulated entirely by the 

feet, leaving Me.. hands free to manage the four 

horse team. | When in Goodridge look them over, 




Every farmer Will soon .be busy plowing, 
and they all want to do the best work 
possible, so as to insure a good seed 
bed for their 19 j 6, crop, to »do 
good work, you must have a 
good plow. Buy the Emerson- 
Foot-Lift Sulky or Gang 
plows. Tlje Emerson not 
only'Hocs the best work 
but is the lightest 
running plow made. 
If you intend to 
buy a plow. 
Call in and 
see the 
' buy- 


i Sons Managers 

Goodridge, Minnesota 














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i Local News § 

Christian Wold was a Goodridge 
caller Friday. 

Everybody smokes the American Star 
that good 5c cigar. 

A new stock of stationery just receiv- 
ed at the Eleven Towns office* 

Quite a number of people autoed out 
from Thief River Falls Sunday. 

"Bread and Butter" Farm Lands" 
circulars for sale at this office, 50 cents 
per 100. 

II. K. Hinchman of Golden Valley, 
transacted business in Goodridge 

Quite a number of the young folks 
from Germantown, attended the dance 
at this place Saturday evening. 

Andrew Nylson of Erie, called last 
Friday to get some "No Hunting Al- 
lowed" posters for his farm. Mr. 
Nelson is the I.oha thresher of the east 
) end and expects a big run tliis season. 

Iver Vestby of Anstad, visited Good* 
ridge Monday.- , ; . 

Paul Suhd of Esplee» transacted busi- 
ness in our village Saturday* 

S. J. Conklin' is now building a fice 
new house and barn on his farm-in Star. 

Miss Elsie Bundbund of Germantown, 
visited with her folks at this place over 

Daniel 9haw of. Thief River Falls, 
was a visitor in our village Friday 
evening between trains.. 

S. J. Conklin of Star, was. in Good- 
ridge Saturday and had application 
made for final proof. 

Cha's Fiterman shipped two carloads 
of cattle from the Goodridge station 
Saturday to South St. Paul Market 

Professor J. H. Hay, Who has spent 
the past three weeks on his farm, re- 
turned to his home at Thief RiverFalls 
Thursday evening. X 

Carl Bisbing of Star, was in Good- 
ridge Saturday. He has resigned as 

school clerk in District No. 
Conklin succeeded^ him as clerk. 

S. J. 

When In Thief River Falls 

Buy Your Jewelry At 

;— — 


Always a Full Stock on Hand 

First Class Watch Repairing 

Satisfaction Guaranteed 

(Hut Neset . 


Thief River Ealis, Minnesota 


j,. Important! STOP! Read! | 

1 We have a very complete line of Lumber and Building 
g Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard. : We can 
K offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which 

2 cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following We list a few of 
^9 these bargains. 

« Special 6 inch No. 4 Flooring and Drop Siding 
$ $20.00 per thousand, 

g Special 6 inch No. 3 Flooring arid. Drop Siding 
| $24.00 per thousand. 

1 No. 2 Dimension $22.00 per thousand 


§ . • These prices are far below regular prices and now is the 

' x< time to buy, as we niay not be able to offer these a little latter g 

2 on. a 
8. Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on good 8 
§ 4, 6 and 8 foot lumber. 6 

S v ' 5 

f( A look, at our stock will convince you of these facts. » 

Winton f Nichols Liitiiber Co. | 


Goodridge, Mayie, Thief River Falls, and FoSston, Minnesota 

8 ■ - ■ » " ■ B 

Get your schotil supplies at this 
office. v • 

Otto Paruow; autoed dotfn from Erie 

Village Election this afternoon. Ee 
sure and vote. 

See change in time table of -the 
Electric Line. 

Abe Johnsrud transacted business at 
Grygla Saturday.- 

Patronize our .' advertisers. They 
will treat you right. 

Karl Prucha of Star, made this office 
a pleasant call Friday. 

Palmer Tvedt transacted business at 
Thief River Falls Saturday; 
,. Tom Florence, of Star* transacted 
business in our village Monday. 

John B. Engen of High Landing, was 
doing business in our village Friday. - 

Wm. and Ole" Williams, of Grygla, 
were doing business in our villa£e 

Ole G. Lee and family of Lee, cf 
Erie, visited the Eleven Tort-ns family 
i last Friday. 

6en ftindahi, of Stur; left Monday for 
I Miriot, N. Dak „ where he will wok 
i during threshing. 

I Mr. and Mrs. John Lamporter of 
| Anstad, were doing business in Good- 
; ridge last Thursday. 

! Hans'Fjeld of Erie, took his sor, 
; Henry to Thief River Falls last Friday 
! to have his glasses fitted. 

posters now before the season opens. 
You can get them at this office; 

| .Chester Tvedt transacted businers 
I with Prichard Company at Thief River 
I Falls Tuesday, returned same day. 

| Mr. and Mrs. Carl. Bisbing of Star, 
I were passengers on the morning train 
for Thief River Falls Saturday. 

Anton Vyrum of. North Highlanding, 
madethis office a pleasant call Fridav 
to advance his subscription anoth* r 

Albert Arntz of Reiner, was, a pleas : 
ant caller last Friday to give his sub- 
scription account a boost for another 

A. Lasher, who has been working on 
Q the Menzel farm the past summer, left 
r i Thursday for the southern part of the 
(I state. 

For Sale or Trade = 

I TiaVe* two hotels doing a good busi- 
ness in thriving tdwn's in K. D. for sale 
or will trade for Northern Minnesota 
land. One is furnished throughout and 
has a small incumbrance while the other 
is clear of all inctfrnbranCfe., If you are 
interested, call on or write. 

John T. Lattihore, Agent. 

lltf Goodridge, Minn. 

Land For Sale 

r have a few Quarter sections ot wild 
land ana .several unproved farms for 

sale at reasoi 


|e. prices. 
i&N T. Lattihore. 
Goodridge or Erie 

1 liave secured the agency for several 
more 160 and 320 acre tracts of land in 
this vicinity and can fit yon out in 

a'most any thing in the way of wild 
land or improved farms at very reason- 
able prices. John T. Lattimore, 


If you have any wool for sale, I will 
pay 25 cents per pcund. Notify Cha's. 
Fiterman ; Goodridge; Minn. Thi3 good 
till further notice. - 

Good young team, farm horses for 
sa'e by W; H". QUIST. . (37-38j i 

We have a good quarter section farm 
for rent, located 3H miles northwest of 
Goodridge, 90 acres under cultivation 
and fair buildings; Call oh. or .write 
Empire Farms Company, Thief River 
Fails, Minn. " (37-39) 

Brinjr It Back 

The party who took the 12 guage 
pump sfntjui from Reson & Yohn*s 
Lively Barn a short time ago; will re- 
tarn it at once and save trouble as he 
is known, and will be prosecuted if the 
gun is not returned. 



!*• C Halverson 




I Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices, 

.Call and see him when in 

\ Are You Going To Prove Up 

If so call at this office and have 
your application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 

Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 1G0 acres partly im- 
proved. A bargain at $35.00 per acre. 
Reasonable payment down. Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particu- 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore. 
Goodridge, Minn. 



Blacksmith & 
Wood Worker 

Goodridge, Minnesota 

A buuch of hunters hed a speical car 
dime out from Thief River Falls. 
Tuesday morning arriving here at 5:00 

Mrs. Abe. Johnsrud and son le^t 
! Saturday morning for- Thief River Falls 
,j where they wiil visit with friends and 

i relatives. 

i ■ =- ■ 

! A. O. Naplin, of Thief River Falls, 
j came up Monday evening so as to be 
i able to be up as early as the chickens 
JTuesnay morning. 

We have in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down manure spreader?, 
! When in town look them over. GOOD- 
RIDGE Mercantile Company. 

> Tobe and Herbert Menzel, who have 
spent their vacation upon their father's 
farm, returned to the State University 
to resume their studies last Thursday. 

Go To A First Class Hotel 

Board By Day Or Week 

Good Accommodations. 

Charges Reasonable 

Goodridge Hotel 



L. J. FOSS, Proprietor 



If you are looking for 
good City Lots: I have 
them at very low prices. 

Carl Lindstrom 

Attorney at Law 

Notary Public 

Homestead Relinquishment 

Si S175.00 buys 40 acres good land or 

ft ; graded road four" miles from Grygla, 

H ■ About ten acres brush; "balance oper. 

Ten acres broke. Good small frame 

spiing bed, 


Cash Capital $10,000 

Surplus $2,000 8 

ave You a 


If you do not keep your money in our Banki 
some day you'll envy the man who saved a part 
of his earning, The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step toward acquiring a habit 
of thrift which leads to siicess. Money in our barlk. 
is safer than anywhere else. A ickecking account 
is the simplest and most convenient method of pay- 
ing bills. 

1 house, including stove, 
! dioking utensils and dishes. ■ Barn 16 
|-x 20. Can be proved up without resi : 
j dence under Volstead Act, if desirerV 
| This is a bargain and requires immed- 
iate attention. H. O: Bjornaas, 

Grygla, Minn. 

For Sale 

Five young milch cows and one twe- 
year old short horn bull. 

j . (37-39) Sec. 16, Hickory Township. 

John T. Lattimore 

Justice of the Peace 

Real Bstate Bought and Sold 6q Commission. 
All kinds of conveyances and contracts drawn 
and properly acknowledged. Collections 
given prompt and careful attention. 


Goodridge. Minnesota 


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Take Notice 

After June 1st. I will grind feed 
only on SATURDAY of 
each week. If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 











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East of Qoodridfre Motel 

Complete line of 


Every Thing New 
And Up-To-Date. 

Fresh Fruit, 
Soft Drinks 
and Candies 

Also Manager Ahd OvrtiSr of Uoodridffe Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 

Goodridge) - Minnesota. 



| PLOWS PI^O ws 

! Church Services 

Rev: B. Oldon, will conduct services 
i on Sunday, Sept. 5th. as follows:- at 

( i Browns school house 10:30 o'clock a. m. 

i at Lysbakken's school -house at 3:00 
' o'clodk p. m. at Dolerilo's school house 

I : at 8:00 o'clock p. m. 

I i ; 

Yeg, Plows is the vvord that nt^de the farmers think 

of hard Work ten years ago s but now they can 

look at the word plow with a smile. The 

John Deere Light Draft Gang, is not only 

the easiest plSw to. handle but is the 

the lightest draft plow |madei 


I John Deere Light Draft Gang 

Si Wood Wanted \* 

8 ■ ' 12 

\ \ We want good oak or poplar wood on ' J 
j j Subscription, Brjng us a load and wej* 
. J j will pay thPjdinje^rende in cash. « 

Headquarters for Fdrm Loans 

\ Goodridge State Bank 



.« . 

A. H. FdscI, President. 

J. P. Jenson, 


Cashier. S 


Tlibre it« more On tnrrft lii tliit wctlon of tbe 
| uijuntty than all other" ilhiaBPa pat togfeitiVr, 
j aad until the ln»t few years was sappowd to bo 
Incurable. For ii jirent 1 iiiuhy years doc torn 
■ proiiuum-ed It a local (ISwnle nbd prtwc'rlbod 
: local rpmefl'PD, 'rfml by constantly fulling to cur* 
\ with lorul treatment, prottumitvil It Incnrnble: 
: SDlenct luiH proven Cutiirrh to be a coimcituiloii- 
I j nlVlseaee. and therefore recinlrea corjctlttitlonal 
■ ; treatment. Hnll'B I'titerrh Unre, mnmifmrtnred' 
I \ by F: J. Clieiiey & Co.. Toledo, Ohio, Is tbe only 
1 ; Oonstltntional cure on tlit* market. It Is .taken 
Infernally. It aetf directly on the blood nittt 
nijicoiiBsarfuctB of tbeeyateai. They omr one* 
huniired (lollnin for nu.r case It falls to cure. 
Semi for flrviilnrs and tv tlnion In If. 
AiIiIkfk: V. .r.rHKNKY A/'O., ToluJv. o. 
Sulil by I»]iii5jis((=, T5'p, ...-..-. 
Take JlnU'u I'^mfly I'illa (or tonatlpatloii.. • 

One of thS good features of the 

John Deere gangs and sulkys plows 

, it the Quick Detachable Shares, no other 

plow are equipped with tnemi Th^ Foot-Lift 

on the Johri De€f e is the mfrst simple and pract 

ical device 6f the kind in iise. Come in arid see 


j QoodHdgt Meir^aiitile Co, 



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News of the 
Week Cut 
Down for 

Busy Readers 


European War News 

of thousands of soldiers 
"wfco hare been in London have disap- 
peared to civilian gaze and have been 
sent airay ""somewhere." This leads 
to hp tief that the allies are about to 
strike the long-expected blow on the 

L fmri|. 

Tha British emplojcd 100,000 men 
in their wtt^cfcn on Tmidsh positions 
en the GalHpoil peninsula last Sat- 
atrnar and Sunday, according; to a dis- 
patch from Constantinople to Berlin, 
and then* losses were in excess of 

* • • 
The German snhmarxhe which sank 
fla White Star; liner Arabic was sunk 
the fbUoving day by a British patrol 
3xat_ This fact was confirmed at Uv- 
«rpooL This incident trill probably 
jjniye of marked importance in 
smoothxDS tho wax to a friendly set- 
tffTQgnt of this phase of tho contro- 
versy between the United States and 

. TUna is being evacuated and thou- 
sands of refugees from the Kovno dis- 
trict relate that lheir Lodes have 
*bsen rednced to smoking rains by the 
/jftnpwfaa Boldiers. says a dispatch to 

The German off enxhre in Rnssia is 
growing in intensity. Official reports 
from Berlin Tuesday say that the 
Sttsshxns ara in retreat along their 
p*sitire One. 

• • • 

U Is nridsrstood m Berlin that Ger- 
jnany"s conrBe with regard to the 
Arable case has been decided on, and 
"thai It is in Hn^ with tie recent con- 
ciliatory statement by Chancellor tod 

• • • 

Tha» Amsterdam Trdagraf Tnesday 
^iprotiri a traveler from Belginm as an- 
ahoriry for the statement that. 600 per-* 
sons were kUled (taring the recent 
Tnnnhardment of Zeebrngga by British 

• • • 

PaBBengeTB who arrived at Amster- 
dam, says a dispatch from Berlin, on 
■the Holland- American steamship Ryn- 
■fiam brought a report that a British 
'transport c airylu g 2jtW Canadian 
lroops was torpedoed on Angost 15 
«bff the Sdny iaTanda, It is said that 
about 1*000 were Bared. 

• * • 

A delayed dispatch received at Am- 
Bterdain from the Belgian frontier 
acrys that the allies hare successfully 
^cconrplished an air raid on the Ger- 
man lines at Bixschoote- The allied 
^aviators dropped fore tVrn 1M bombs. 
3£tning and wounding many soldiers 
in the German trenches. 
<j> ♦ • * 

After many weeks of freedom from 
attaefcs by air. Paris was again as- 
Bailed by a German aeroplane squad- 
ron. .. The attack was a complete 
failure. One German machine was de- 
stroyed and two aviators burcedj to 

• • • 
According to mformatton from 

trmrtworthy source, the losses of the 
-allies in the attack simultaneous with 
She Anafarta landing-were Terybeary. 
.About 5.000 men were kUled, says a 
^hspatch from Constantinople. 

• •* . • , 
Word was received at Amsterdam 

-±rora Berlin that General von Beseler, 
'conqueror of Antwer p and Novo- 
jgeoigSevsk, had been appointed gen- 
eral of the entire occupied Russian 

Stxleuu miners -were killed by* gaa 
explosion fa the Orenda mine of tin 
jferehahts* Coal company at BosweQ 
Pa. Three hundred men escaped. 

• • • 

Samnel Leitner, a private detective 
confessed at New Yorfc^ according U 
the coroner^; office, that it was h« 
who shot and kUled his wife in nil 
office. Mrs. Leitner left five smal 

• '• • 

A number of bodies of the 22 met 
who went down In the submarine F-4 
March 25, off Honolulu, T. H., wen 
found entangled In the wreckage ot 
the interior. One body was removed 
None hare been identified. 

• • • 

An apparent attempt to wreck t 
train carrying enough guncotton ti 
blow up Gary, Ind., was discovered 
Fifty feet north of tho Aetna Powdei 
works, three miles east of Gary, tin 
storm center of plots against shlpmen! 
of war munition to England, an el 
fort to derail a train due to leave thi 
works for the East was discovered. 

• • • 

Colonel Goethals Is considering I 
proposition to become city managej 
of Portland, Ore., at a salary of $25, 
000 a year.- 

• • • 

A three-funneled British cruiser ap 
peared at the Sandy Hook Hghtshij 
off New York. At the same time 
British cruiser of four funnels wai 
sighted 15 miles southeast ot th< 
lightship. - 

• • !• 

Ten persons are in hospitals and 
more than fifty were more or less seri 
onsry injured in two elevated railroad 
collisions in Chicago. 

•' • *' 

King and Joe Richmond, negroes 
were burned to death by a mob in Buf 
ford park at Sulphur Springs, Tex. 




Assurances were received in Wash- 
ington Tuesday that Great Britain 
would release for shipment to thii 
country a large quantity of goods ol 
German and Austrian manufacture 
contracted for by importers before the 
British order, in council became ef- 
fective. ■ | 
. . ;. 

President Wilson I has decided to 
forego his proposed return to the 
"summer capital" at Cornish, N. H, 
untQ the situation between Germani 
and the United States arising out ot 
Germany's submarine warfare baa 
been definitely settled, it was an- 
nounced at Washington. 

• •!• 

The federal government began an 
investigation Tuesday of the wrecking 
of munitions plants in the United 
States. Officials believe that an or- 
ganized plot exists for the destruc- 
tion of factories engaged In the man- 
ufacture of war materials. 

• • • 


Adolphe Pegoud, the famous "loop- 
the-toop"' aviator, was killed at the 
front. All France is mourning his 
loss. Only last March he was deco- 
rated with the military medal for 

• • • - 

Paul Armstrong the playwright, 
died suddenly at his home In New 
York Tuesday from an attack of heart 

*' • • 

John D. Long, former secretary of 
the navy, and former governor of Mas- 
sachusetts, died at his home in Hing- 
hazn, Mass. Mr. Long was suffering 
from Intestinal trouble. He was sec- 
retary of the navy during the Span- 
ish-American war. He was born In 
Buckfield. Me, in 1838. 

'•■•■'• v 

Miss Marda Murdock, daughter of 
former Congressman and Mrs. Victor 
Murdock, was married at Wichita, 
Kan, to Lieut. Harvey Delano, U. S. N. 

• • • 


Lloyds' quarterly report. Issued in 
London, for the period ending Au- 
gust 12, gives the loss to British ship- 
ping from submarines and other hos- 
tile craft and from mines, as 68 steam- 
ers, with an aggregate tonnage of 18,- 
713, and nine sailing vessels. 

• • * 
The trouble in the South Wales coal- 
mining districts, which threatened to 
precipitate a serious strike, has been 
settled. The demands of the men- 
have been conceded. 

• • • 
The Russian cabinet Is to be In- 
creased by ten members with the pur- 
pose of ma kin g the government more 

* • • • 

King Gustav had a narrow escape 
from serious Injury at Jerna, Sweden. 
As he was .entering his car to proceed 

Blmp!y-Made Devices Which Will- En- 
courage the Little Folks to Give 
Proper Care to Their 

There is no doubt; ■:' children will 
more readily learn neatness if it Is 
taught attractively. Children by na- 
ture are careless and oftentimes lazy. 
To make them pick up their belongings 
and put them away in the proper 
places is : quite as. much trouble as do- 
ing it oneself. 

They leave their shoes around prob- 
ably because there is no charm in put- 
ting them away in a closet, but If a 
child is given a shoe bag for its own, 
to be hung inside the closet door, like 
the one shown, it will be a pleasure 
to put the shoes- away and visit with 
the tiny figures pictured there. 

The foundation is gray or tan linen 
and the figures are worked In brilliant 
colors, using mercerized cotton, fast 

Little folks never tire of the old 
woman who lived in a shoe and her 
large family, or the kittens, who lost 
their mittens (because they had no 
bag). A row of tiny boy or girl fig- 
ures, each in different stages of put- 
ting on their shoes. Is another sugges- 
tion for decoration that will appeal to 
children also. 

Mothers may be saved many pennies 
and children taught a lesson in neat- 
ness if they are provided with a case 
for keeping their pencils. What moth- 
er has not experienced the wild hunt 
for pencils when it was time to start 
to school? All this commotion can be 
saved by making a case on the shoe 
bag order. 

Put the runners in to take a pencil 
In each pocket. One half of the bag 
could be given to the pockets for the 
pencils. The other half could, be a 
scratch pad. On the outside of the 
case, over the larger pocket, one could 
work a couple of brownies, an owl or 
a squirrel. 

Many mothers know the value of a 
pretty box for collecting toys, : but I 
know of one child who never could be 
taught to put away his toys until his 
mother bought a fair-sized tin water 
pail one day. The small man was told 
to put away his toys in the box, but he 
promptly took the pail and banged the 
toys into it. Nor would he ever put 
them away in the box again. He liked 

will like a tin pail, another will oolj 
be bappy if taught neatness through 
the medium of satin and lace. 


Pretty Crepe de Chine Blouse Suit 
Designed for General Ail- 
Around Service, 

A pretty crepe de chine blouse suit 
is pictured here. Though white, thii 
is meant for service, being fashioned 
of washable crepe de chine. Two box 
plaits are laid closely together on 


Three Systems Easily Laid Out 
by the Farmer. 


*flp; .JbMJ*- 

Best Plan to Combine Water From All 

Drains Into a Single Main, Having 

But One Opening— Some of 

Benefits Derived. 


The arrangement of a drainage sys- 
tem has a great deal to do with the 
cost of construction as well as its ef- 
ficiency. There are three systems 
which can easily be laid out by farm- 
ers, and tlje drawings accompanying 
this article show how they are to be 
laid out. 

One Bystem (Fig 1) Is that in which 
laterals enter a main tile from the 
•Ides at an angle. If the angle ap- 
proaches closely to a right angle each 
lateral should be given a slight turn 

each side of the blouse below a ycko 
cut in points and bound with soutache. 
A length of soutache weighted with 
tassels ties about the neck. The skirt 
is a box-plaited model without a yoke, 
but with the pointed yoke effect re- 
peated in the soutache trimming, pearl 
buttons with simulated buttonholes ot 
soutache trim both blouse and skirt 
A semiprincesB effect is achieved by 
the use of bead soutache, which is laid 
about the waist, Uusely crossed at the 
back and returned to the front and tied 
once, the tassel-weighted ends hanglnc 
at the' side. 



Shoe Bag for Children. 

lo hear the noise, he said, "when the 
toys got fired into the nail." 

A Japanese matting box is an ideal 
toy box. It is attractive, hard, and 
ihlny inside, and makes a nice seat 
tor little people besides. But it is 
much better for mothers to come down 
to the children's way of thinking and 
let them learn good habits In their 
awn way. One child, it will be f«und, 


Notable Features of This Season's 

Offerings in Garments for 

Outer Wear. 

• Not for many seasons have coats 
displayed so much variety. 

There are mannish coats of English 
tweeds and dainty, feminine wraps of 
silk, satin or even chiffon to protect 
milady from the summer breezes. The 
sportswoman wears a coat whose 
chief feature Is utility, and it is usu- 
ally a garment built on the lines of 
her brother's. In a few of the smart- 
est models made of English tweed the 
full, flaring lines are confined about 
the waist with belts. 

Patch pockets, raglan sleeves and 
turned down collars accentuate ths 
masculine effect, and with a coat of 
this type the outdoor woman will 
wear a Panama hat with a band of 
checked or striped ribbon. 

Another popular material for sports 
coats Is "escorto," which Is a clever 
combination of silk and wool, and be- 
cause of its wonderful sheen Is, in 
many instances, preferred to the' 
homely tweeds. 

The Set-In Sleeve Is One of the Novel 

Features of the Offerings 

for Fall. 

The set-In sleeve Is featured on the 
majority of gowns for fall. To im- 
press their presence upon the minds 
Df prospective buyers they have made 
themselves conspicuous by being em- 
phasized In various ways. In some 
Instances the armhote is outlined with 
bands of the material, embroidered 
In silks or wools. Then, again, wido 
bands of contrasting materials or of 
braid are used to bind the armhole. 

A very unusual sleeve is an Inter- 
esting part of a blue serge gown. 
Three-inch silk braid is sewed around 
to Stockholm the train started withl Ule top ot tne s ' eev e. the sleev-j being 


Three -members of the editorial staff 
•Of ths Grand Rapids Press and an 
-employee of the street railway com- 
•3&H7 were drowned at Reed's lake at 
■Grand Rapids. Mich, ohm a motor 
■*eat turned turtle. The dead are 
Tatix C. Jameson. Arthur G. Hunter. 
TxiSI w. Weston and i. Harvey Smith. 

• • • 
A train carrying 7.CC0 pounds ot dy- 

atamSte ran off the track at Pinole. 
Cal, and Mew up. kfning Harold Ben- 
srett, engineer; Bert Talbott. fireman. 
amd an nuMeoHfled laborer. Nothing 
xemained of the tram. Two men were 
*ffled when two cans of .gunpowder 
- exploded hi the Hercules Powder 
company's plant. 

• • • 
troitam Howard Tart pleaded the 

«am» of the American Red Cross at 
exercises celebrating "Red Cross day" 
at the Panama-Pacific exposition at 
*sn Francisco. Cal. He urged a mem- 
1>ershfp of millions, more funds and 
asentrality in giving. 

• • « 

That a special session of the legls- 
:1aluje' wfll be called was made clear 
"fey Oorenjor Dunne of Illinois soon 
attxr his arrival in Chicago from the 
East. It will be called to correct the 
■lews in the large number of salary 

• • • 
A dynamite bomb placed In front 

*A Use borne of Maurice F. Coombs. 
: %«ad of an aeroplane company, at De- 
3ww. ,v. v., whose plant will be used 

stitched flat by this braid band to the 
outside of the bodice, not in the arm- 
Of course, all of the new sleeves 

a sudden Jerk, throwing him down. 

• • • 

The liner Baltic arrived safely at 

Liverpool, says a dispatch received 

at New York. The Baltic sailed from °' daTtime dresses are long. Many 

New York August 18, carrying a 10,- °' tllem are slashed from the wrist 

000-ton cargo much of which consist- t0 the e!bow ' the place between the 

cd of war munitions and automobile s,aanea material being filled in with 

trucks. lace, net or silk. When the material 

• • •. i Is slashed only a few inches up from 
American business men In Germany tne "^st the sides are finished by .a 

are taking the gloomiest view of the narrow Plaited frill or lace or chiffon, 
fate of great quantities of goods or- 
dered for the American Christmas 

trade. The loss will amount to mil- 
lions, says a dispatch from Berlin. 
• • • 

Mexican Revolt 

More than 6UO.OU0 rounds of am- 

Volle Hem on Net. 
The fashion of combining two fab- 
rics in -one's frocks is not new with 
the midsummer, but It is still preva- 
lent One pretty frock Is made of 
white net, with a deep hem of white 

munition and 64 cases of rifles, held, voile applied in an Irregular top out- 
up for weeks at Los Angeles on sus- line. This' is the only touch of voile 
SSL '"sH^Lr™ J25SL f 5._ a °. n th8 . fr °<*' «"* * Slves a weight to 

i agents. 

Challls Dress for Child. 
Challls dresses that are made for 
little girls are excellent for traveling, 
as they do not muss or soil so easily 
as cotton frocks. 

A Touch of Black. 

In fashions the touch of black is a 
recognized addition to a color schema 
The same is true of embroidery. 
Many a centerpiece or scarf that 
lacks .tone may be improved by out. 
lining the color design with black. 
This Is especially recommended on 
the heavy linen and scrim coven 
where brilliant hues appear unfin- 
ished or need bringing out. 

However, black outlining is very ef- 
fective on the ordinary white liner 
centerpiece worked in plain white, 
One of these seen recently had a 
Jewel pattern with conventional 
scrolls done all in white. The Jewels 
and the scrolls were outlined with a 
thin black thread. The centerpiece 
was bordered with heavy white 
torchon and the whole was very e* 

The Season's Parasols. 
Smart parasols which look like min- 
iature awnings are to be had in awn- 
ing stripes of black and white. These 
"awning" parasols also appear in oth- 
er colors. "A parasol of very ricti ef- 
fect is the new Japanese parasol. The 
framework is so adjusted as to make 
this sun umbrella very flat and Jap- 
anesque In line. The silk ceverlng la 
plain, but the shade may be as rich as 

Figure 1. 

toward the mouth of the main before 
entering it, in order to make the wa- 
ter, entering the main run as nearly- 
parallel to the main as possible. 

In a drainage system (Fig. 2) where 
the length of a line of tile exceeds 
800 or 1,000 feet, the size of the tile 
at the lower end should be increased. 

In many instances each line of Ule 
is made to empty into an open ditch. 
This saves the expense and work of 
laying the main tile. However, the 
difficulty of keeping so many open- 
ings free from obstruction is usually 
•o great that it pays better to com- 
bine the water from all drains into a 
single main, having but one opening. 

In using this system the lines of 
tile should, of course, run with the 
slope of the land, rather than across 

The grouping Bystem ot drainage 
(Fig. 3) is used where the land is Ir- 
regular In contour and has depres-i 
bIoub needing drainage with higher 
land between not requiring drainage. 
Much land is so situated that .a greai 
benefit would come to It, with a very 
small expenditure, with this system. 

Some of the important benefits of 
drainage may be briefly summarized 
as follows: It removes surplus water 
and makes room for more capillary 


Experiment Fields Help to Oetermln* 
Best Order of Application of the 
Materials Needed. .' 

(By DR._i?. G. HOPKINS, rill note Ex* 
periment Station.) • | 

In an experiment, where no farm 
manure was used, the average yearly- 
return from the laud itself was $3.75> 
per acre, while §7 was the return from! 
a ton of limestone and ?2.C5 from 500i 
poundB of phosphate. ," 

In order to reduce the labor in- 
volved, the limestone and phosphate 
are actually applied in larger amounts 
at less frequent intervals; but thaa 
far the rates of application have been 
ene ton of limestone and SCO pounds 
of phosphate per acre for each year) 
although, after the soil is sufficiently 
enriched, one-half or one-third tbess 
amounts will provide for maintenance. 

The principles of permanent im- 
provement for most soil type3 are al- 
ready well. established. They include 
the use of ground limestone for cop 
recting soil and for enrichment in cal 
cium; the utilization of atmospherU 
nitrogen by proper use of legum< 
crops, the application of phosphorui 
to most soils and the liberation of pot 
ash from the inexhaustible supply al 
ready contained in all normal soils 
On some soils dolomitlc limestoni 
should be used in order to provid, 
both magnesium and calcium; and oi 
certain abnormal soils, such ai 
swamp muck and residual sand, pnta3 
shim must also be applied. 

The location and character of thi 
various spil types are established bj 
the surveys and analyses, and the soE 
experiment fields help to detrrii'int 
the best order of application ci tin 
materials needed. 


WIN Be Found Quite Useful in Dry 

Hot Weather When Tires Become 

Loose^ — Oak Is Preferred: 

When wheel tires becomo loose, ai 
they often do In hot, dry weather, tlu 
water-tight box shown f herewith wiV. 
be found useful for soaking then 
either in water or oil. The box con 
Bists of pieces of wood, preferably oak: 
cut in the forms indicated and naiied 

Wheel-Soaking Box.. ' 

firmly together with numerous wir€ 
nails. All the cracks are then thor- 
oughly filled with thick white-lead 
paint and the inside at least painted 
with two or three coats of paint to 
render the wood waterproof. The di- 
mensions will depend somewhat upon 
the alzo of the wheels to he soaked. 
Large-tired wagon wheels will need 
a wider box than will ; buggy wheeln 
In operating the wagon is jacked up 
until the wheel will Blip over the edgo 
of the box; then it is lowered until 
the rim almost touches the bottom. 
The oil or the water is then poured 
In till it covers tho fire, and the wheel 
Is slowly revolved so as to get every 
part wet. In order to reach the hub 
rags may bo wound around it and kept 
soaked with oil or water. 


Figure 2. 

water, thus Increasing the supply 
available to plant-roots. 

It makes possible the storage ol 
large quantities of moisture against 
drought - 

It makes a better condition for 
mulches, and prevents waste of moist* 
nro by surface evaporation. 

It prevents washing, and holds fer* 
tillty In the soil and Increases its ca- 
pacity for water. 

It Improves the texture of the soil 
and sets free much plant-food that 
would otherwise not be available. 

Figure 3. 

Instead of Decreasing Yield Protracted 

Drought Seems to Increase It, 

Says Indiana Farmer. 

(By 8. E. BIUNDIS. Indiana.) 

A few seasons ago we thought w? 
would not cut clover for seed, ua the 
drought had been unusually severo- 
during the greater part of the sum. 
mer. We expected that the protracted 
drought would lessen the turnout ot 

Several farmers in this vicinity. said 
that they did. not intend to cut their 
clover for seed. They thought 
would not pay for the labor an 
pense of threshing. 

I had a very large field of seed clo. 
ver, and, as I was needing the seed, 
concluded that I would cut it and see 
what the results would be. The turn- 
out of seed was excellent. It ap- 
peared as though tho drought wa3 of 
some benefit. . 

I can see now that a dry season af* 
ter the seed has formed will increase 
the yield of seed in place of lessening 



their j. 

you i wish. The border of the parasol Ib very 'slow to become warm in tie 
is hemstitched, and upon 'the double 
fold are worked tiny Japanese char- 
acters in gold thread two to a gore. 

Very often tough clay soils may jo 
made friable by drainage, and to re- 
spond with increased crops. 

Produces early soils and largo root ' Umes tho hena are killed by mite at- 
Bystems, because a water-soaked soil '* clia ' 

Use Whitewash Freely.' 
The free use of. whitewash or kero 
sene also does wonders in getting rid. 
of mites when used thoroughly over 
every bit of the interior of the hen's 
home. A clean house, free from these 
torments, is a real blessing to the 
hens. Puts money in your pocket ber 
sides. The hen mite or red spider 
feeds upon the poor hens at night, 
while they are on the roost and saps 
their life to such an extent the eg^ 
yield is largely, reduced. And some- 

Tulle on Straw. 
A charming hat shows an accpr- 
deon-plaited tulle ruffle around the 
brim of a straw hat— the straw in 
coral pink, the tulle In turquoise blua 
Tte result Is truly dellgntful 

spring, while well drained soil warms 
quickly. This Insures a vigorous root 
system, consequently better crops. 

Develop the root system by lower* 
log the water table, because roots can- 
not grow below the water table. 


_ii — ^^ ^^^k^ ^Jh:^r c ^ jr -'-\^-^^ V l ~' '- 



Ventilation No.ded. 
Greenhouses , raqnlr* tree ramus, 

^•jffW^Vjfe Everything^ 
The farm should bo made to pro- 
duce everything the family will need 
for the table in both summer and win* 

Cull Sheep Flock Carefully. 
Cull the flock carefully. Make ii 
uniform. A few poor sheep to a Hook 


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That Common 
-Person— i 

By Angistai Goodrich Shenrin 

j. (Copyright, 1915, by W. G. Chapman.) 
' Miss Victoria Dallemand, handsome, 
but haughty because purse-proud 
and intolerant, turned from the driver 
of the big van that contained a part 
'of the furniture of the house of Dal- 

! She noted that a pair of clear, Intel- 
ligent eyes showed from under the 
soiled and creased sombrero worn by 
the driver and his manner was that of 
a cultured gentleman. Still, his vo- 
cation was humble, his clothing rough, 
his present position on a par with the 
family coachman. 

"Will you- kindly tell the men with 
r ;th"e second van to take the hill road 
^.when the conveyance arrives?" he had 
'askejd courteously. 

Miss. Dallemand bestowed upon him 
ja chilling stare. A slight smile passed 
ioyer the face of the young man. It 
was so enigmatical, and withal so sus- 
ceptible of fine gradations of analysis 
that the companion of the exclusive 
Miss Dallemand was influenced to pay 
attention to him. She was only Lucia 
FaiT, poor and an orphan, but a fa- 
vorite with Victoria. She deprecated 
the autocratic action of her friend. It 
was so Bimple and natural a task to 
[answer civilly, and she said impulsive- 

"I will deliver your message, sir. 
"Thank you," and the keen, mirth- 
jful eyes of the driver, whom his pres- 
i'ent companions called ."Wharton" 
jflashed her a signal of appreciation, 
■and of admiration, too, that caused 
•Lucia to flush deeply. 
'. "Why, Lucia," observed Miss Dal- 
lemand in tones of open reproach. 


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a Dozen Times 
Nearly Upset. 


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"These underlings are too familiar 
as it is, without encouraging them." 
*'I fancied the young man was very 
courteous, and — handsome," added Lu- 
cia, with a twinkle in her eye, and 
she made good her promise when the 
second van arrived. 

Tho DallemandB were about to take 
up summer quarters at Haven Cove, 
where they had a sumptuous home 
near Clear Water lake. It was their 
\custom each year to do this. In the 
absence of her father and mother, 
Miss Dallemand had assumed charge 
of affairs. She had sent to the town, 
as. "was usual, to secure a moving 
crew, and the first van, carrying the 
piano, some book cases and other spe- 
cial furnishings, was now jogging 
along down the road, driven by Whar- 

■ The young man was an accom- 
jplished driver, he showed that in the 
|way he managed the team, but his 
|two helpers were unruly comrades^ 
'Armed with several bottles, they 
threw themselves upon ajheap of mat- 
Itresses piled in one corner of the 
[great wagon and ordered Wharton to 
igive them the word when they 
jreached destination. 
\ "If we ever do!" soliloquized Whar- 
iton, just after. dark. 
! It had begun to rain, as It had rained 
{every day for over a week. The roads 
|were in a frightful condition. At the 
•best mere struggling wagon trails, at 
Iplaces they were now a series of ruts 
and quagmires. 

■ At least a dozen times the van near- 
ly upset. Once it became mired and 
they had to secure the services of two 
farmers with their teams to haul them 
onto a solid roadway further on. 

They reached the point of land at 
the extreme end of which the Dal- 
lemand summer home was located late 
jin the evening. Wharton had planned 
[to reach the place 'by four o'clock in 
(the afternoon. The horses were well 
tnigh exhausted.. Across a narrow 
_ meet of ground that was swampy and 
(flooded they just managed to plod 
jalong, and drew up in front of the 
Jdark and lonely looking mansion, all 
ihands wet. chilled and exhausted. 

"That second van will never get 
through tonight," remarked one of the 

"No, nor" for some days to come," 
[answered Wharton. "I wonder what 

as to getting into .the -house and un- 

He took the lighted lantern from 
the wagon and went op the gravel 
path feeding' to. the porch.! A rustle 
fixed his attention, and as he focused 
the rayB of light up the Bteps Wnajr- 
ton drew back. in some surprise. 

The radiance showed a damp and 
shivering group huddled back' upon 
some porch benches — Mies Dallemand, 
her friend Miss Parr, and two woman 
servants. Regal as ever, stony-faced 
and disdainful, the haughty, "Hiss Dal- 
lemand looked grieved, indignant and 

"We expected you he^e hours ago," 
pronounced the proud beauty In ley 

In a hurried, but clear manner 
Wharton explained the difficulties of 
the journey. Miss Dallemand simply 
shrugged her : shoulders. Miss Parr 
arose and regarded Wharton in an 
apologetic way. 

VWe came in the automobile," she 
said, "which got through more easily 
than the heavily loaded van. Would 
it be possible to. make jib a little 
more comfortable?" 

"Yes, indeed!" brisked up Wharton. 
"Have you a key to the home?" 

"It seems to have been lost in the 
bustle and discomfort of our journey," 
replied Miss Parr. 

"We. will soon adjust all that!" 
pledged Wharton cheerily. 

He was as good as his word. A win- 
dow was forced, Bome lamps found in- 
the house filled with oil from the can 
in the wagon, and the helperB urged 
up to get the furniture out of the van 
into the house. Once inside, Mlsa 
Dallemand sat at a distance in an arm 
chair brought in for her especial com- 
fort. Miss Parr kept in touch with 
the movements of Wharton, suggest- 
ing, and seeming to stir about and 
busy herself. 

Under her directions two rooms 
were quite comfortably fixed up, fires 
started in the grates, and Wharton 
even went so far as to bring in a 
coarse but wholesome lunch from 
their own provisions in the van. 

"You have done so nicely!" com- 
mended Miss Parr brightly, aB Whar- 
ton went back down stairs, bowing 
with the grace of a cavalier, and as- 
suring her that as soon as the other 
van arrived they would have the place 
in complete order. 

■ But the other van did not arrive the 
next day and the rain kept up. Whar- 
ton sent his men and the van back to 
hunt up and assist if necessary the de- 
layed transport. 

He worked like a beaver for the 
comfort of the refugees. A mile away 
at the village he secured eatables, in- 
cluding dainties, installed one of the 
servants as cook, and even MIbs Dal- 
lemand assented to the sentiment of 
her friend that things were beginning 
to look actually homelike. 

"That common person who drives 
the van has been really useful to us," 
she acknowledged languidly. 

"He Isn't very common,'" declared 
Lucia. "Why, I heard him at the piano 
today playing softly one your most 
difficult concert pieces. He is a true 
gentleman, that is Bure." 

The other van arrived next morn- 
ing. Then came Mr. and Mrs. Dal- 
lemand. Mr. Dallemand, hearing of 
the active services of the "common per- 
son," pleaded with him to remain a 
week and get things in order about 
the place. 

"My old friend, General Taylor, is 
coming to visit ua tomorrow," an- 
nounced Mr. Dallemand to his wife 
and daughter one day. "His nephew 
will be a . millionaire some day, Vic- 
toria," added Mr. Dallemand, with a 
quiet smile, and the next day the gen- 
eral arrived. His host was showing 
him about the garden when the gen- 
eral started, halted and stared. 

"My nephew here!" cried the old 
man and his glance was fixed on 
Wharton, who, assisted by Lucia, was 
training a vine up a trellis, their faces 
temptingly near together. 

"That— why, that is Wharton, a 
jewel of a manager I have em- 
ployed — " began Mr. Dallemand. 

"Yes, Eric Wharton Taylor," 
added the general. "Hey, sir, what Is 
the meaning of jthis masquerade?" 
he hailed, and Lucia, with blushing 
face retreated, and Wharton advanced. 
"I put you on probation — " 

"Well, I've started in to make a 
man of myself by seeking honest 
work, haven't I?" smiled Wharton. 

The general put out his hand with 
the words: "I guess we'll cancel that 
foolish quarrel. And that pretty young 
lady?" he insinuated, glancing after 
the runaway. 

"My affianced wife,, if you approve 
it," announced Wharton. 

Miss "Victoria was aghast when she 
heard the news. The unknown Eric 
Wharton Taylor had been on her list 
of prospective suitors. However, she 
bit her lip and smiled on Lucia, and 
really approved the match with that 
"common person!" ' * 


Sood-by, dear heart! I go to dwell 

A weary way from thee, 
lour dear kiss la our last farewell; 

Thou wilt be happy, love, and, bless 
Thee; happy mayat thou be, 

I. would not make thy pleasure less; 
let. darling 1 , keep for me 

Who wander outside In the night- 
One little corner of thy light. . 

The uppermost thought of the good 
man who has acquired wealth Is to 
protect his family 
from future want. 


Zeppelin Engines. 
The latest Zeppelins are said to be 

> ? 

equipped with 
piesel engines, 
horse . power of 4! 

three six-cylinder 

with a combined 

0. The speed of 

these air monsters is normally 50 

miles an hour, but 
under favorable 

60 can be attained 
eather conditions. 

In case one of tie three engines 

should be disabled, 
have* been proven 

In the 

the remaining two 
to be (sufficient to 

make headway abainst a 27-mile wind, 
which means that mder normal condi- 
tions 35 to 40 mile j could be made. 


Colonel— So you ost half your force 
by a trick of the e lemy. 

Captain— Yes, sir. Tljey rigged up 
a cannon to look like a moving picture 

machine and the boys just fought for 
a chance to get in front of IV — Boston 
trrangemenU the familr have made [ Transcript. - \ 

T IS thought by some that Paul's 
defective eyesight may have pre- 
vented his appreciating natural 
scenery. However that may have 
been, it seems impossible that be 
should not have been impressed by 
the splendid views that anyone sail-- 
Ing up the coast of Sicily through the 
Straits of Messina and along the south 
Italian shore enjoys, says Rev. Dr. 
Francis E. Clark In his series, "In the 
Footsteps of St. Paul," in the Christian 
Herald. He would have seen at first 
smiling, vine-covered hillB; and before 
he had gone far, glorious Etna, snow- 
capped for much of the year. 

An ever-changing panorama delights 
the eye until we come to Reggio, the 
ancient Rhegium. Alas, a pitiful sight 
there greets the traveler today. Mes* 
sina on one side of the narrow strait 
and Reggio on the other were both 
wrecked almost beyond recognition by 
the disastrous earthquake of 1908. On 
the Messina shore one sees great rows 
of little wooden houses scarcely larger 
than henhouses. These are the port- 
able bungalows; which were transport- 
ed from America, ready-made, to re- 
lieve the sufferings of the houseless 
and homeless people. They are stiU 
occupied, for little has been done to 
build up the -ruined cities. ■ 

The authorized version of the thir- 
teenth verse of the twenty-eighth chap- 
ter of Acts says in describing St. 
Paul's journey, after leaving Syracuse, 
"and from thence we fetched a com- 
pass and came to Rhegium." An amus- 
ing story is told of an infidel who de- 
clared, misquoting Luke's words, that 
now he had proved the Bible to be a 
lie, since Vin the book of ActB it was 
said that they fetched a compass 
"aboard Paul's ship, and everybody 
knew that' this was long before the 
compass was invented." The revised 
Version ha,, taken the wind out of the 
inaccurate infidel's sails, to speak nau- 
tlcally, by translating the passage in 
more modern phrase: "And from 
Ihence we made a circuit, and arrived 
U Rhegium." Here St Paul's ship evi- 
dently waited for one day, perhaps to 
aiecharge some cargo, or posBlbly wait- 
tig for a fair wind, which soon blew, 
tor we are told that "after one day a 
louth wind sprang up, -and on the sec- 
ond day we cama to Puteoli," 182 
niles to the north of Rhegium. 
Between Scylla and Charybdis. 
Shortly after leaving Reggio we 
pass between Scylla and Charybdis, 
:he fabled monsters of antiquity, the 
ock and the whirlpool, which have 
been robbed of all their terrors since 
jteam navigation came to bless the 
world, and to make the traveler's bur- 
lens and dangers light. Soon after, 
:he active volcanic mountain of Strom- 
boll, on one of the LIpari islands, Is 
seen, and all the way along the glori- 
ous South Italian shore reveals itself; 
splendid mountains rear their heads 
n the near distance, their sides clothed 
with vineyards and olive and orange 
archards far up their slopes. 

As we approach the Bay of Naples 
the scenery becomes constantly- more 
entrancing. We see the promontory 
of Sorrento across the Bay of Saler- 
do, and soon Capri with its blue grot- 
to comes in sight on the left, and tow- 
ering Vesuvius with its - constant 
plume of smoke on the right. 

Sailing across the Bay of Naples, 
past the spot where the notable city 
of the present day is situated, a place 
which was then comparatively insig- 
nificant, our travelers came to Pute- 
oli, or Pozzuoli, as it is now called, at 
present a decadent suburb of Naples. 
This miserable and dirty town of 
some 16,000 inhabitants, as it now is, 
Is connected by trolley and steam rail- 
way with Naples, and Ib often visited 
by the modern tourist who wishes 
to see the remains of the ancient tem- 
ples and amphitheater and the mighty 
mole, which still tell of the ancient 
glories of Puteoli. 

Nearby, too, is the volcanic field 
of Solfatara, not a mountain, but a 
fiat plain, the crater of a low volcano, 
Into which one can thrust his cane in 
many places and find smoke and sul- 
phurous vapor issuing from the hole as 
he withdraws it. Probably there are 
few more dreary or disreputable places 
in Italy than this modern suburb of 
Naples. It has not the ragged pic- 
turesquehess which somewhat redeems 
the worst slums of Naples, but is a 
squalid, unwholesome town of the 
worst type. * 

Was Noted Roman Resort. 
It is difficult to realize that it once 
might have been called "the Liver- 
pool of Italy," that here was the Lu- 
crlne lake, which supplied the pam- 
pered Romans with their famous oy- 
sters, and that the whole bay was 


covered with the beautiful yachts of 
the fashionable folk who made Baiae, 
just beyond, the most noted resort, as 
corrupt as it was noted, for the in- 
valids and fashionable idlers of Rome, 
There were famous springs here, 
which attracted the sick from many 
quarters, and it is said that the an- 
cient name came from the sulphurous 
stench which they emitted. Puteoli 
is no longer a fashionable watering 
place, but from other causes the Bame 
name might be applied to the mod- 
ern Pozzuoli. 

Yet here we can look upon many of 
the things which St Paul saw; the 
sea itBelf, fresh and clean as ever; 
the encircling bills, no less beautiful 
in their spring greenery than on that 
spring day when Paul sailed within 
their encircling arms. We can even 
see the 17 piers of the great mole 
which stretched far out into the bay, 
within whose shelter vessels anchored, 
-one the Alexandrian grain ship on 
which Paul had arrived.. Today we 
can Bee the ruins of the temple of 
Serapls, or the splendid marketplace 
as it is now thought to be, which 
very likely was In its pristine glory 
when Paul landed. ■ 

Tens of thousands of travelers from 
many lands sail into the famous har- 
bor of Naples every year, but com- 
paratively few of them realize how 
near they are to the footsteps of St. 
Paul, and how, after a short trolley 
ride from the city, they can plant their 
feet where he trod. 

Let us take the electric car from 
Largo Vittoria, where the : beautiful 
park, Naples' famous promenade and 
Rotten Row, begins; a park that 
stretches for nearly a mile along the 
water front Soon, however; we get 
beyond the fashionable quarters and 
the Innumerable hotels. The car makes 
its Blow way through a slummy re- 
gion where the air is rent with the 
raucous cries for which noisy Naples 
is famous, and the nose Is assailed by 
more than the seventy odors of Co- 

Tunnel Under PosIIipo. 
Shortly a tunnel \z reached under 
the green hills of posllipo, a tunnel 
almost as ancient as Naples Itself, 
for it was dug by the Romans to 
avoid the steep climb over the precipe 
itous tufa rocks of Posllipo. Seneca, 
we are told, grumbled at the dust and 
darkness and the odor of this tunnel, 
and they have not been Improved Bince 
his day. The noise is deafening from 
the clatter of horses' hoofs, the pat- 
ter of herds of goats, the grinding tor- 
ture of the electric car wheels, and 
above all the brazen throats of the Ne- 
apolitans who urge on their donkeys 
with an indescribable noise, guttu- 
ral and grating, which seems to come 
from the innermost parts of their anat- 
omy. Imagine all this noise, dupli- 
cated and reduplicated by the resound- 
ing arches of the tunnel, and one can 
have some idea of the grotto that 
leads him to Pozzuoli, the ancient Pu- 
teoli of St. Paul. 

Another slum awaits us at the other 
side of the grotto, followed by vine- 
yards and orange groves and truck 
farms, until, after a ride of four or 
five miles, the laBt part of which 
affords glorious views of the bay and 
Its islands, which never lose their 
charm, we at last find ourselves in an- 
other slum, more hopeless than any 
we have yet seen on the way, and find 
that we have at last reached the old 
Puteoli, and that the electric car 
leaves us but a few steps from the 
spot where the great apostle must 
have come ashore. 

The Immediate surroundings of tho 
great pier where St Paul landed are 
as filthy as any other part of Pozzuoli. 
Indescribable old hags leer at us from 
the doorways; ragged and dirty chil- 
dren, wholly unacquainted with the 
UBe of a pocket handkerchief, swarm 
around us. Several small fishing 
boats are drawn up on the shore, and 
a little church, called St Paul's Chap- 
el, stands immediately behind the an- 
cient mole. 

The modern pier, built over the an- 
cient mole, is a truly magnificent one 
of solid cut stone, which runs far ou1 
into the. sweet, clean water, and bj 
going out to the far end we get be- 
yond the reach of the importunate 
tout If one can forget the approaches 
to the pier, he can here enjoy the en- 
chanting scenery of sea and shore, 
while his mind Is stimulated by mem- 
ories of the mighty past. 

But the volcanoes have brought 
blessings as well as curses, for th« 
ash which they pour forth becomes in 
a few years a soil of almost incredt 
ble fertility, like the volcanic soil ol 
the Yakima valley on our c*n Paclfit 
coast "*" -— *' 

He knows that old 
headB cannot be 
* put on young 
Bhoulders; that 
youth is not capa- 
ble of coping with 
intrigue from the 
outside world. 
There is not a 
human being be 
can trust aB he 
can the mother of 
his children. In- 
to her hands he 
places his fortune, 
unrestricted as to 
the course wisest 
and best to pur- 
Nine widows out of ten, especially 
if they be advanced in years, carry 
out the trust faithfully. The tenth 
widow is an example of the fool-hardi- 
ness of failing to safeguard her as well 
as her children. 

Prospective heiresses are golden 
baits for fortune hunters, but the man 
who is intent upon marrying money 
knows that her wealth may be with- 
held by her family, If it is bo intrusted, 
for long years to come, and he would 
have to work for and support a woman 
whom he was not ardently in love with 
for her own sake — during the best 
years of his life with expectations of 
wealth which "might never materialize. 
The man who contemplates paying 
court to a rich widow faces none of 
these contingencies of losing. 

Indulgent number one has not taken 
the precaution to put strings to it. 
If she Is a woman possessing more 
heart than head, easily flattered and 
of the kind who respond to ardent 
and persitent lovemaking, he figures 
It out that in all probability he would, 
as her husband, be so enabled to estab- 
lish himself firmly in her affections 
that he could give her children a se- 
vere tussle to capture even a meager 
portion of the money in absolute con- 
trol of their mother. Everyone ex- 
pects that a young widow will be 
tempted to wed again, if another man 
seemingly as good and true, as the 
loved and lost one comes a-wooing. 
Few people suspect the widow of fifty 
or thereabouts to be still susceptible 
to the enthralling dreams of loving 
again and being loved, yet it is an un- 
deniable fact that this is the crucial 
turning point in a widow's existence. 
She is usually too proud to admit 
that she Is lonely and longs for com- 
panionship, but this is the case. Her 
Bons may leave her, after the manner 
of sons. She is dear to them, but the 
betrothed sweetheart with whom they 
spend all of their disengaged hours, 
It must be admitted, Is dearer stilt 
though in quite a different way. 

Her daughter changeB In heart In- 
terest with marriage. At first, the 
young bride divides her affections fair- 
ly equally between her husband and 
mother, but with the coming of babies 
mother Is generally apt to take a third 
or fourth back seat No wonder such 
widows. feel keenly the want of com- 
panionship and loss of heart Interest 
in- their children which they secretly 
bitterly resent. 

At this Juncture, the fortune hunter 
considers the occasion is ripe for him 
to imbue the widow with the belief 
she is dear and first In the heart of 
someone. If he succeeds in inducing 
her to marry him she finds her trouble 
soon after begins. He nags her for 
money — more money and yet still more 
— from morning until night She has 
to buy her peace, If she gets any, with 
heaps of gold. The only way to cir- 
cumvent the fortune hunter is for 
such widows to tell him candidly that, 
ere Bhq weds again, she will sign her 

and the Up" applies to falling-out*, 
partings and breaklng-offs, which are 
not easily forgotten, at least for some 
time. They think of each other even 
after they have turned their face* 
away and vowed to give up aB 
thoughts of love and lovers. 

When a girl "is deeply in love, her 
desire is to leave nothing undone to 
make the home where she is living 
charming and attractive. She bend* 
her task in thiB direction to please. 
Her face beams with smiles and re- 
flects sweet, precious thoughts, in 
which 'dear Somebody always figures^ 
j A girl has no time to fritter her gold- 
en hours away in love's enchantment 
upon a constant suitor who steers' 
I clear of the marriage proposal. Dur- 
ing the time which she has devoted 
to him, with "the declaration of love 
and marriage undecided, she might' 
have attracted, been wooed and be- 
trothed to one who would have made 
a good husband tor her. 

Falling in love means sacred vows 
exchanged ; constant visits are sup- 
posed to indicate that his heart has 
gone out to her. Marriage follows. 
Falling in love and carrying out the 
Intentions of going to the altar in 
wedlock never leaves broken hearts 
among^ the single daughters. The ma- 
jority of women want a worthy hus- 
band in their home for the sake of .. 
happiness. When the betrothed girl 
gets a wedding ring' on her finger she 
expectB that all her'monotonous hours 
are over. Her world will thence be 
one of delight and amusement Sen- 
timent will never be destroyed In theii 
lives. She has settled that all this 
love shall be never-ending before hex 
marriage, and that she Is not to be un- 
happy. If losses walk in at the door- 
love will not fly out of the window. 

Certainly this is the only delightful 
way for a newly wedded man and wife 
to start in on life's Journey together. 
Pity that those who love so truly, be- 
fore and after the knot Is' tied shoull 
stoop to petty quarreling over trifiel 
and relish the making-up part as thJ 
best of wives often do. Last, but br 
no means least, they realize, one and 
all, that a cozy little hoine — a tabid 
spread with wholesome food that' b rel- 
ished, someone to live In It— someona 
who loves a helpmate, 1b Indeed * 
paradise on earth. 

children's money over to them. 


All earth below, all heaven above. 

In this calm hour are filled with love: 

All eights, all sounds, have throbbing 

In which Its blessed fountain starts. 

It matters not whether the woman 
is Bangle or married, her one greatest 
happiness is when Bhe falls in love. 
Every woman loves to find one Ideal 
who will bring her hope, joy and fu- 
ture happiness. U Is the one raptur- 
ous study of her lif*», her looktng-for- 
ward time, and courag * never fails in 
this particular object. 

As for a man — just as soon as he 
can possibly Bee his way clear to wed 
and settle down, his queBt and noble 
ambition is to find the one woman 
who is suitable and responsive to his 
heart with whom he can fall in love. 

Experience -has taught most of us 
that many meet and are pleasant com- 
panions, while the question Ib very 
nearly xeady to be popped and yet 
they get no nearer with elusive Cupid. 
"There's many a slip 'trlxt the cup 


Too late, alas! I must confess 
You need not arts to move me; 

Such charms by nature you possess, i 
'Twere madness not to love you! ' 

Not so very long ago, we were 
obliged to hear the rueful reproaches 
from young women, as well as buds of 
girls, that there were not enough es- 
corts and unmarried men at meetings 
and gatherings for half of the fair 
daughters to depend on. Then more 
than' one hostess got busy to remedy 
this deplorable situation. Mothers 
with daughters put on their thinking 
caps and worked out the problem of 
having more men about, to dance at- 
tendance upon those needing partners 
and those who came alone to merry 

It is easy to get up small affairs at 
the end of afternoons and have pleas- 
and visitors enjoy liveliness and hoB- 
pitallty, but there must be plenty of 
each sex to make It a remembered 
success and a wish to see more of. 
one another. In the neighborhood and 
different places, there are many in- 
dustrious young men whose duties re- 
quire them to go very early to their 
business. After five, many afternoons, 
their labor is slowed down, and they 
can be permitted to put on their hats 
and coats and get a breath of fresh 
air for the morrow's benefit. 

Invitations were cent them to come 
to these affairs at five-thirty, or later, 
without fuss or ceremony and partici- 
pate In having a good time with a nice 
jolly crowd. "Come in every-day at- 
tire sooner than let us miss your 
presence," was the most pleasing part 
of the Invitation, which was received, 
good-humoredly. Many men have ex- 
cused themselves, sent regrets for not 
being one of five and twenty in get- 
together stylish affairs sooner than go 
home tired and face the dress suit. 
regulations. ! 

Those who make it convenient and 
pleasant for early comers not to put 
themselves out to any extent, to coma 
without a carriage, and not miss bring- 
ing a good appetite along, will And the 
most agreeable of young men at their 
homes, willingly at the beck and call ■ 
of one and all the girls. 

Such a man about the house/ after 
dancing with those who have no part- 
ners, as well as with others, seats his 
fair partner with a bow in a seclud- 
ed part of the room, reminding he* 
that "good people are scarce," and it^, 
is best to avoid drafts. He does not 
boast of his dear five hundred friends, 
his accepting invitations at this or 
that affair, and people he met. Not a 
bit of it! The men met are plain 
every-day sort of fellows, not dapper 
got up,' with weak faces, wearing a 
perpetual smile, and fascinating, com- 
prehensive glances. The plain man 
about the house is not a parlor favo- 
rite, intent on getting Into the good 
graces of rich or brainless girls. The 
dissipated dancing iop may suit and 
allure unsuspecting women who seem 
too innocent of their worldliness to 
keep a distance from him. Each girl's 
home folk should talk over* who is 
who when it comes to Inviting a man 
to the house, to rub elbows with fair 
innocent ones. Men whose minds are 
busy and who scout the idea of being 
fashion's slaves can be depended on 
to have good Intentions and honest 
hearts. They are good prospective 
husbands, and when they take Bhort 
vacations they choose that time to wed 
and take a happy bride alone y«T 



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The Story of 
Captain Graham 


Copyright. 1915. by the McClura 
Newspaper Syndicate. 

"tt'e had called at Mauritius on our 
way from Liverpool to Bombay in. the 
snip Farewell aDd were five days out 
from tlie island wlien the adventure oc- 
curred by which we lost the captain 
and' laid the foundation for this story. 
Tie was swept overboard in the course 
of a heavy storm. 

Almost before he realized his posi- 
tion the ship was a mile away, and he 
felt sure that no boat would be lowered 
to make a search for him. Having 
found a spar and lashed himself to it, 
he drifted away to the west and even- 
ing came on. Night passed aud anoth- 
er day came, and toward the close of 
that day Captain Graham lost con- 
sciousness. He may have drifted' a^ 
day. after' that— perhaps two days. 
When be came to his senses again be 
was lying on a sandy beach with his 
feet in the water. lie had been cast 
ashore on an island." 

Ali'm.? the beach were oysters and 
.s!)o!iiish a-plenty. What struck him 
"u:-i<ui^iy was the entire absence o p 

life on we island. He had been on 
the island a week or so and bad twice 
walked clear, when one day. 
as he was gathering fruit In an open 
'. spot, he was suddenly and fiercely at- 
I tacked by a naked man. The surprise 
was great, and the captain had not 
recovered his -strength;- but. shaking 
the man off, he seized n club and laid 
. about him so vigorously that his as- 
sailant ran away. \ 
i In breaking away from the captain 
; he ran for the beach. The latter fol- 
lowed at bis heels, shouting for him to 
: stop, but the unknown "ran. to the wa- 
' ter. plunged in and swam straight out 
to sea, looking back now and then and 
seeming to be in a terrible fright. He 
held to his course until he could iio 
■longer be seen, and there was no doubt 
he went to his death, as he did not re- 
turn. Jn a dense- thicket the captain 
found. a rude shelter which the man 
had used, and among the dried grass 
forming his bed were a few fragments 
of cloth, which bad once been a pea 
packet There were also a sailor's pipe 
and an empty tobacco bor. 

The center of the island was con- 
siderably higher than elsewhere, and 
exactlyin the middle was a single tree, 
surrounded by a thicket, which the. 
captain had never yet penetrated. In 
carrying out his explorations he en- 
tered this copse, finding a hard beaten 
path, evidently made by the crazy man. 
Tiled up at the roots of the tree the 
captain found a great stock of small 
iron bound boxes, and it needed but 


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One glance to. satisfy him 4ha( they 
were treasure boxes. There was the 
cavity .where they had once been bur- 
ied, and the boxes were weather beat-" 
en, as if long exposed. Two. or three 
large shells lay about which had 
doubtless been used to. dig out the 
dirt and one of the boxes had been 
opened. . 

The captain shouldered this bos and 
carried it down to the spot he called 
"home" and there inspected its' con- 
tents. It contained about 5C0OO hi 
gold. In the pile at the foot of the tree. 
were fifteen, other boxes of the same, 

Well, there was a big fortune there, 
and it belonged to the finder, but It 
might have been so much sand for 
all the good it could do him. Days and 
weeks and months passed away^ and 
one day the castaway counted up the 
pebbles he bad laid In rows along the 
beach to mark the time and found he 
had been eleven months on the island. 
On that j day there came a furious gale 
from the east and a very high tide, 
and from some wreck at sea the waves 
brought in a vast quantity of stuff. 
There was nothing to eat or wear 
among the wreckage, but there were 
planks and spars and a carpenter's tool 
che;;t. and as soon as the storm had 
abated the castaway went to work to 
build him a raft He had determined 
to leave the island at any hazard, and 
af:er four or five days' work he bad 
his raft completed. It was a rude bur 
stout affair. Wild fruits were taken 
for provisions, and fresh water was 
carried in a wine keg which had come 
ashore with the wreckage. From one 
of tiic boxes the captain took ?5C0 in 
gold pieces, and one morning when the 
wind was from the west he launched 
his raft and drifted off before it By 
his reckoning, which was probably cor- 
rect, it Was seven days before he was 
picked up by the John 3. Speed, an. 
American merchant vessel, homeward 
, bouud. 

Captain Graham at once set about 

finding a ship to bring the treasure off. 

I A brig was finally chartered and sailed 

j with him aboard, but after a cruise of 

i months she failed to find the island. 

I In the space of two years he made 

throe different voyages in search of 

' the islam!, and when t'ie story leaked 

, out tlires or four other expeditions 

] were fittod out. but in all the sailing 

' to and fr-.» no human eye could find the 

: looked for spot. If it had been raised 

| from the sea by a volcanic disturbance. 

: had a second disturbance caused tin* 

; *ea to swallow it up? There are many 

; reasons to believe that this was the 

; fate which overtook it. About ten 

- years after the captain's last voyage 

: n volcanic island, which was simply a 

barren rock about a mile in clrcuuifcr- 

■ ence. was. pushed above water where 

Jiis island was supposed to be. and it 

■is there today with a fringe of trees 

all around the outer edge. It has been 

searched inch by Inch for treasure, but 

: not a single gold piece ' has it yield- 

i i'd up. 

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gether in. .the uncle's bedroom. She 
claimed to have heard high words be- 
tween them. Edgar had left the house 
at tl o'clock. She did not see Rich- 
ard Thornton till. the next morning, 
when she found him dead, with a pil- 
low pulled over his face. A weak 
point in the prosecution was that 
some $200 "that the deceased had 
on band in a desk was missing. The 
state attorney declared, that the ac- 
cused had taken the money in order to 
make it appear that, the murder had 
been committed for the purpose of rob- 

I read the newspaper reports of the 
trial, missing only one day's report 
The next issue of the paper mentioned 
that the accused bud endeavored to 
prove an alfbL 

The servants in the bouse were all 
against Mrs. Ferguson, testifying that i 
she kept Mr. Thornton in 'a sort of im- 
prisonment, but they were persons of 
no education, and their evidence was 
easily pulled to pieces by the prosecu- 
tor. Indeed. Mrs. Ferguson proved that 
they had been liberally tipped by Ed- 
gar Thornton whenever he had called 
on his uncle. ' 

It did not take ma long. to make up 
my mind that the accused was guilty. 
He could not have been innocent unless 
Mrs. Ferguson bad perjured herself in 
testifying that he was with his uncle, 
and the only person with him. on the 
night of the murder. 

I read the summing up- of the case j mcgihk buildimo 
by the prosecutor, and my attention 
was attracted to these words: 

The prisoner has claimed that on tho 
night the murder was committed he was 
traveling on a train between Cleveland 
and Buffalo. 

My- meeting with the mau to whom | 
I had loaned a silver dollar flashed ! 
upon me. Could this Edgar Thornton ] Thi.-t* River Ka 

be the person I had met? That per- ; ■ -____ 

sou was to remain over in Cleveland 
at a hotel. The accused claimed to 
have been on a train. 

A human life might depend on my 
action. I took a train for Buffalo and 
when I arrived went to the courtroom 
where the trial was being held. In the 
prisoner I recognized my fellow trav- 
eler. I called for his attorney, told 
my story and was put on the stand. I 
testified that on a certain date— the 
evening of the murder— I had entered 
Cleveland with the accused and had 
loaned him a silver dollar, which I 
described. The prisoner produced the 
^identical dollar I bad given him with 
the initials and date I had scratched 
on it. . 

There was a sensation in the court- 
room. A man who was about to be 
convicted of murder was acquitted and 
was heir to n fortune. When I asked 
how he happened to have been on a 
train instead of in a hotel in Buffalo 
he said he had found passage on a 
combination milk and passenger, train. 
Mrs. Ferguson had perjured herself to 
be revenged on the man to whom she 
had lost her fortune. 


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When Edgar Thornton pent to his 
home on his release he found it filled 
with flowers from sympathetic friends. 

I have the pocket piece, more valued 
than ever. 

Goodridge Post Office 

Anival and Departure . of Mails 

Arrives from Thief River Falls at 
8:15 A. M. Loaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennie M. Payne, Post Mistress 

Fred C. Peterson, Agent 



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My father was killed fighting on the 
northern side iu the buttle of Gettys- 
burg, on the 2d of July. I was old 
enough to remember the news of hi.-; 
death and the 'military funeral thai 
was given him when his body was 
sent home. Thirty years after bi.« 
death I ;was paid a silver dollar bear- 
ing date of 1S03. Since it marked tin 
date of my father's dentil in battle, 1 
prized it. and, instead of parting with 
it, I cut on it my father's initials. 
•Due day while traveling I fell in with [ 
young man, with whom I chatted, j 
On entering the station at. Cleveland t 
the earxdoor was thrown opim and a ! 
trainmancalled: "Cleveland! All out!"' 
The young man. surprised that tin \ 
train would go no farther, made in-; 
quiries and discovered that he musl ; 
stop overnight in. Cleveland, tie ai , 
once began to examine tlie contents o: 
his pocketbook and fUund that he hat;; 
barely enough to pay his. bill at a hotel. ! 
I asked him to permit lend hh:i 
some funds, but 'l:a refused, sayiny 
that he had just sufficient ■ to get' 
through. I insisted on his taking more, 
and he said" If I had any loose change 
in my pocket lie* would accept it as a 
loan. Tlie, only coin I had was my. 
pocket piece. After a moment's hesi- '. 
tation I handed it to him. TJe tried- to : 
get my address hi order to return the. 
loan, but we were leaving the train in. 
a crowd, and I hurried away. ■ 

Not long after this tlie newspapers' 
were fiKcCl with accounts of the mur-l 
' der of Richard Thornton, a wealthy] 
man, in Buffalo. The case was one of. 
; those mysterious happenings that at-; 
tract widespread attention. A nephew ■ 
\ot the deceased. Edgar Thornton, was" 
i accused of murdering his uncle in or- ■■ 
: der to secure his estate. The murder- : 
; ed man was very old, a bachelor, and 
| his household affairs were administer- 1 
: ed by a Mrs. Ferguson, a widow, who, 
', the evidence seemed to indicate, was! 
' endeavoring to induce him to make a; 
j will in her favor. The state attor-j 
ney, by patching together bits of evl-. 
; dence, made a very good. case, show- 
i ing that the nephew, in whose favor 
j.a will had already been made, fearing 
■ that tlie woman would succeed in se- 
. curing one giving her the properly. 
; had murdered his uncle to prevent his 
| doing so. 

Mrs: Ferguson swore that Edgar 
t Thornton.. was with his uncle on the 


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Erie-Thief River Falls Route 

Daily except Sunday. Monday 

Wlieniii notH-l of 

Wednesdays and Fridays by wav of i _ 

Kuehnal, leaving Eric at 7:30 A. .Vl" and j dnigS Send Or phOHC the TiEY'llLL 

arriving at Erie at 5:oop.m. On | Drug Store, Thief River Fail:.. 

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Tuesdays,- Thursdays and Saturdays 
by way of Brunkuberg, leaving at 6:00 
A. M. and arriving at 0:30 P. M. 

Ole. O. Strande, Carrier 

Remember we carry 

Rural Rortt 

No. 1. Loaves Eri^ at 

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Tuesdavi", Thursdavs and 

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8:15 a. m. 


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1:45 p. m. 

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, Sheriff Johnsqn pf^Bemidji, wai 
business visitor at ThoVhult Monday 
evening; gathering in the jurors for the 
fall term of court • 

Louis Srnskyj John, Font an 
Bill Zavoral and family, a.. 
Boh'umil Hniby ariij $fe of Erie, _^ 
up In their new automobile* for a via 
frith Ctias. Votiva and family Sunday 

Swan Larson, cut grain for Andrew 
bison last Monday, 
.fihas! -Votava, Andrew Oas6n; and 
Henry Vikut left Tuesday for jirleto 
take in- the fall threshing. Dr Votava 
is chief engineer for Louis Smoky. 

School started the-annuargrintl last 
Tuesday with MisB Edith M. Anderson 
at the head of the wheel for a term of 
eight months. Miss Edith_ is a first 
grade teacher, is a pleasing young lady 
to meet and the Board is fortunate in 
securing such good services. 
.- Mr. and Mrs. T>. M. Swanson treated 
some of their many friends to a two 
course 6 o'clock dinner last Sunday 
after services, . Among the guests were 
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Evans, Mr. and 
firs. Fred S. Gord and family, Pete 
Johnson, Mrs. Ellen Johnson, Mrs. Carl 
Prestebak, Ed. Fosberg and, father, 
Mr. Halverson,; Mrs. S. S. Larson .and 
children, Mrs. : : ofus Swenson and baby 

Grygla News 


Mr. and Mrs. Hem* Sorensdti visited 
a. few hoursj yritii Ifie Tieglanu family 
Monday evening! 

Miss flhida BJomari Spent Siinday 
night with Mm. Cha's Mbtkko. 

.. John Brevik; wife and children were 
.Sunday guests at the home dl Lewii 

MisKAhni^. Wjillanw spent Monday 
with hern^btrier in Behville. 

-,Mrs. ; Aug. jjpinan and 8dn| Anton, 
Mrs. A, .M„ and daughter, 
Violet were deliglrjfuiiyentertained by 
the Rasm'ussen family Thursday after- 

Everybody reported a gootktime at 
Grygla Sunday evening at the^nce. 
We'er anxiously waiting for another of 
those "Good times". 

W. A. Halbrook made a trip to Thief 
River Falls Wednesday morning. 

Mrs, Thos. ,Knutson visited Thursday 
with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 

Hiss Geneva Hus.eth spent Sunday 
afternoon with Miss Cora-Peterson. 

A ten pound boy was born to Mr. and 

Mrs. Cha's Mi.tzko Friday, September 

rs. -uius ovrcuaui- «■— i- -- j , foth; Mother and baby are doing fine. 

and Mrs. B. Amlrson and daughter, | c nar | ey f ee ls proud over his hired man. 

Turkey was among the many eatables. \p n't blame him.) 

Village Electiori 

f fee meeting .held in the Goodritjge Hall last 
T* hnriilay fot the eilatidajcif a set of officers for the new 
town df Goodridge reSuM/in the selection of Nick 
Bundflundi for Treasure*'; A? C. Tvedt, President; A. R. 
Johnssud, Clerk; Mid.SiaVey, .Carl ChrisHariSon and 
H. A. Hajvorson, Trustees; John T. Latthnctre and 
Palmer TSfe.dt, justice of.Peace; Owen Olsdri and Carl 
Edsei^ GonstabldSi 

Tj*e selection Sf A. Ci Tvedt fdr President of the 
coujicil was practically unanjinous. 

Another tick&t was gotten uf> Thurddav morning 
and printed in Trlief River'iFalls but it Was considered a 
joke Mrfd received but a very few votes the most of the 
Candidates named disclaiming its parentage. 

Taken as a whole the- selection seems to meet with 
tiie approval of tb,e people. 

Germantown News 

The guests left at a late hour wishing 
Mr. and Mrs. Swenson many happy re- 
turns for the pleasant time spent. 

Mesdames J. W. Anderson, S. S. 
Larson and -Mrs. Westlund were calling 
at Mrs. Oscar Bolins Monday. Mrs. 
Bolins just came home from the hospital 
at Grygla from a recent ODeration for 
appendicitis. She is doing fine now. 
■ - Miss Agnes Anderson left Sunday for 
Thief River'Fulls to attend high school 
there this fall. . 

L. L. O'Dell hauled a load Of mer- 
chandise for the Thorhult Mercantile 
Company store last Wednesday. 

S. S. Larson helped Louis Jelle 
Tuesday and Friday with threshing. 
The yeild was dandy, . \. v .'-- 

Andrew Olson starred breakiug fof 
Richard Olson last Friday. \ 

, The ditch viewers were up posting 
notices for the final hearing on the 
Judicial Ditch No.34 in Lee, Hamreand 
Steenerson's townships. Mr. Gesjh of 
(he Gesch Dredging Company Was also 
one of the party. 

L. L. O'Dell, Rosaine Moriri and two 
friends of Crookston, were over to ; Red, 
Lake, last Thursday, taking in the sights 
also "fly. bites". 


Subscribe for The Eleven Towns. ,j L. J.. Foss, is having hid hotel re 

, - >i painted this' week. • 

Old papers fbs.saie at this office in »| 

School in District No. 76 has com- 
menced with Miss Clara Larson as 

Nick Bundhund and family of Good- 
ridge, visited with Aug. Ristau's 

Freda Ristau; who lias been employed 
in Goodridge for Some time! returned to 
her borne last Saturday. 

Mrs; Chas. Wayne and Mrs. Noble of 
Rollis; visited with friends and relatives 
in this vicinity last week- 
Henry Ristau is , helping Clarence 
Wayne stack his grain. 

Delia Rolier and her mother made a 
business trip to Goodridge Saturday. 

D. Daii had the misfortune of losing 
one of his best horses Sunday morning. 

Erie JNews 

Here we are again with threshing in 
full blast 

Miss Reglna Prestegaard was helping 
Mrs. T. Sundsdahl during threshing this 

Mrs. C. Shosten spent Thursday 
afternoon with Mrs. Elg. 

School Opened Monday 

On Monday, September 13th. the first 
day of school was opened in the village 
of Goodridge* The enrollment being 
some over fifty pupils for the opening 
day and it' is expeeted that before the 
term is over there will be as many 
more ptjpils, with Miss Clara Gullingsrud 
as principal and Miss. Blanche Lind as 
teacher . of, the lower grades. It is 
expected .that it will be a successful- 
term, as both the young ladies come 
highly recommended. On account of 
trie - new school house not being ready, 
arrangements had been made for the 
'use of the Goodridge Hall and the 
Urdatil School House untill the new 
building is completed, which will be 
ready about December 1st. 

and 10 cent packages': 

Pet v ever,' of Erie; was a Ooodridg! 
caller Saturday. 

The Misses Huldah Boman, Annie 
and Palma Windsness spent Sunday 
afternoon with Misses Marie Wick and 
Hilda Umgren. 

Miss . Hilda Umgren from Bemidji, 
commenced teaching in the Windsness 
District Tuesday; She taught the same 
school last year. 

Mrs. Nomeland and daughter, Thonle 
were Sunday afternoon guests at the' 
Williams home. 

Dr. F. H. Gambell, 'phone No. 140. 1 
Thief River Falls. Minn. i Frank Rice finished breaking- for 

, L .„ • , i'V John Casey Monday. 
Get your auction sale bills printed at 

the Eleven Towns office. ! Nick Bundhund and family. 

Give them a trial. CARIMES' to Germantown Sunday. 

the 10c cigar with quality. : Dr. Adkins, of Grygla, was 

R. R. Johnson transacted business at business in this village Monday. 

Thief River Falls Tuesday. 

Miis Christine Kulseth 
with Edna Stephenson 

made a visit 
in Goodridge 



Jack Flately df Bemidji, was an over 
night visitor Between trains Thursday. 

Fred Sundby of Carmel, was a busi- 
ness visitor at Thorhult Friday; 

Lost; Striye* or Stolen. . . 
,. L. L. O'Dell.and Hi. Morin last seen 
going south towards Red Lake. Any- 
body knowing of their whereabouts will 
please report to the corner hydrant. 

Plowing seems to be in order these 1 
fine days. 

Freddie Vikut i» ,at present staying 
at the home of 3tjij6. V,Ot*va ^d at' 
tending school during Engineer Votava's 
absence. , 

j. W. Anderson; ca)[e|, bn G. W. 
Cunningham Saturday mpfning. 

Rev, Otto Schultz,' called on friends 
at Thief River Falls Tuesday. J 

jeBS toftelahd; of Erie, was il plea- 
sant calier in bur village Monday; 

Cha'a Nordrmist, of Esplee, was do- 
ing business id our village Saturday. 

Miss Gretta Gulrud, left Sunday for 
Thief River 1 Falls, to attend school. 

Chester Tvedt, visited- -with :frf 
and R B L A T I V E S , at Oklee oyer 

OIlyer^Tonimerdahl, of jfirl 
s^Bted business at Thief Eive 


Goodridge Restaurant 


Board by the day or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good rooms. 
Confectionery :-: :«! :-: Soft Dnnks 
Cigars x :-: Pipes :*: :-: Tobacco. 
Barber Shop. .'. In Connection^ 

STEPHENSEN BROS., Proprietors. 



Livery and feed 

If you want an Auto .or Horse Llvety you 
should patronise those wlio help in building up our 1 

town. _-,.. jr- . 

"j =. We li'afe invested a, large amount of money, iri 

I helping to build up Goodti3|fe and ,feeV : entitled to 

Sp\ your patronage as long as our chaTges are reasonable 
[] \«nd we treat you right. 

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■Jim Thomel and John Anderson, jff 
S»plee, were doing business in our 
village Monday. ' v " " i 

Prof; i. H. Hay, came up from Thief 
River Fall»i Friday evening to spend a 
couple of days on hiB farm. 

Bernt Tannem, of Esplee, left Mon- 
day for ^eipidji, where he will take out 
his naturalisation papers. 

Post "No Hunting Allowed" signs on 
all sides of yirur farm an(l save what 
game yotl have fed for yb'ur own use. 

Rev. Bjorneson will, conduct Nor- 
wegian services in the i.Uoodriilge Hall 
Sunday September 19th at 11:09 o'clock 
a. m. , 

Henry Hanson, of -Esplee, came down 
with a Ipad.of feed Saturday, which he 
haoji. ground at the Goodridge Feed 

Any one having good potatoes, can 
easily get rid ftf .a few bushels in Good- 
ridge at good prices. We want some 

Alfred Poyer* ■ has been appointed 
mail carrier .between , this place . and 
Thief River Falls, to fill the vacancy of 
Derby Anderson. ,-. - 

CIGARS and save the bandsi Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief River 
Falls, for prize lists. 

John L. Moore, came tip from Anoka, 
last -Friday;., Mr. Moore was well 
satisfied with- the country and expects 
to purchase a farm in this locality. 

Miss Emma Scftre,' arrived here 
from Thief River River Falls, Satur- 
day. She left for High Landing, where 
she will take up her duties aB teacher. 
Oliver Tommerhahl, of Erie, has rent- 
ed his farm, and will have an Auction 
sale on his pers&nal property; Monday 
September 2Cjthf See ad dn baci page: 
The village officers elected last Frf» 
day, met at H. Christlanson 3tore and 
ddalifie'd before Nick Bundhund, Notary 
Public.; At this writing we have not 
iearnedl,wtieii they will HaVe their first 
nieeting. ,-., 

W. &. Hpjbro&k, of 0rygla, returned 
MdrtflayfrbipV Minneapolis! where he 
attended tlie Stats: Fair. While in the 
cities Mr. Holbiptjfi . purchased a two 
ton Wilcox, auto truck, which he will 

Farm for rent. Inquire at G. N. 
depot, Thief River Falls. Minn. 

Oscar Thorcson, of Erie, was /doing 
business in our village Tuesday.,/ 

Severt Anderson transacted business 
in Thief River Falls, Saturds/y'/ / 

A. O. Fladelani of Grygla,/ made 
this office a pleasant dall Sdtdrday. 

.-..Oscar- Knutson and Bakeri; Olson, 
: fcwtoa^lvn-from:Grygla T ir6rjaay. '." 

Hans 'riendrickson, of ,fcplee, tran- 
sacted business in our village Monday. 

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Walter Davifi, returned from a months 

stay at thief Rrtef Falls, Tuesday. 

ti. R. Lyiin of Reiner, transacted 
bfisjnesB at Thief River' FallsJTuesday. 

H. M-^icks, of TJiief I River Falls, 
was doing bUB'irtes'S in ourf viliage Mon« 
day. .. j 

Miss Tiiiie Lee, of Carmel, visited 
«ith her sister, Mrs. A. R. Johnsrud 

Harold Nelson, left Saturday for , a 
week's Visit with his parents in Ivan- 
Ilp.ej Minni / 

llellen Svare is assisting her cousin, j 
Mrs. E. Hanson this week. I 

Bert Tancm of Esplee, made a pleas- 
ant visit at Rime's Sunday, he was 
enroute for Bemidji on business ac- j 
companied by Mr. Rime and Ole Geving. ' 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Dahlen, a 
baby girl Saturday, September 11th. 

Mrs. P. Lovly and daughter, Hosella 
called at Edwin Hanson's Sunday after- 

Christine Kul6eth and < iyda Thoreson 
assisted Mrs. Lysbakken during thresh- 

Mrs. M. Linder, who has been visit- 
ing friends and relatives at Pelican 
Ranids for some time; returned home 
Saturday accompanied by her daughter, 
Mil. O. Axness. 

Tdrgerson News 

The Farmers' Club of Torgerson will 
hold their next meeting at the home of 
C, O. Wahlin on Sunday r September 
26th. A cordial invitation to be present, 
is extended to all friends and members 
of this organization. 



■Reading ol minutes of last meetinjr.- 
Farmers' Club Song- By Club 
Reading— Einar Aakre 
Dairy Wisdom- Song by members 
Recitation- Victor BesDncon 
Music Moen Orchestra 
Debate: Resolved that women should 
be given the right to vote on an equality 
with men. 

Affirmative- -Elov Aakre, Gilbert 
Vraa.'G. E. Wahlin, Mrs. C. O. Wahlin 
and Mrs. 0. Uglem. 

Negative -0. Uglcin, C. O. Wahlin', 
J. S. Miller, -Mrs. Morken and Mis, G. 
E. Wahlin. 
Reading T. Bellancl 
Recitation— Lizzie Johnson 
Sorig-Th'e choir 


At the last meeting of the Merry- 
workers they elected Mrs. Car! Christ- 
iansen as President and Miss Florence 
Richards a3 Vice'President to fill the 
vacancy riiade by Misses Martha Tvedt 
anAJennett Richards. The retiring offi- 
cers delivered a farewell speech, and 
the newly .elected officera their opening 
addresS. The merryworkers will meet. 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto tiillrud left Prlday afternoon, September 17th. with 
Tuesday evening for Minneapolis. Mrs: the Misses Christianson. All friends of 
Gulrud will purchase 'her fall millinery this society ate kindly requested to be 
stock', l. t ,resent - 

P. Hi ThoreSoh and 'son, of High 
Landing, Were callers in our village 
Saturday, :' 

Even Use, shipped two carloads of 
Cattle from this place to South' Saint 
Paul Saturday! 

Andrew Gul3eth, autoed down from 
Carmel, Saturday. He was accom- 
panied by Miss Tillie Lee. 

The,Tdrgerson Farmer's Club, will 
hold their next meeting at the home of 
C. 0. Wahlih's Sunday! September 26. 

If you have any thing to sell or trade 
try an ad inithe Eleven Towns. It costs 
but a trifle and is sure to bring results. 

Miss Annie Paulson, | of j Sf.. : Hilaire, 
passed thru our viliage Saturday. She 
was enroute for Carmel,; where Bhe 
will teach a term of school. . 

John Lattimore, editor of the Good- 
ridge Eleven Towns, made us a short 
call Saturday while Ion his Way to 
Roseau. -The Greentuish Tribune. j j 

Loans made on improved farms a I 
low rate |df. interest with Stephen 
Singer. Call and get|rate before plac- 
ing your loan elsewhere, 

Erving Quist, arrived here Tuesday 
morning from, Fosstoni where he is 
engaged ni , inspector -for a sewer 
system that is being^ iris'talle'd at that 



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Heavy arid Sh3lf Hardware, Stoves and Tinware « 

We Also Handle All Kinds of Paints and Oils, " B 

Gasolirle and Kerosene g 

Our stock is all'riew. No second hand goods. § 

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Farmers Stat^j Bank 

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Miss Cilara Gullingsrud who. was ths 
principal in the Gully schools for two 
year's; is teaching ; at Goodridge, this 
terri). Miss GVorhTi»,:Ostigaard.en who 
taught the lower gradesjiier^: last year 
is teaching in the town of Bten-for the 
coming year. T The Gully advance. 

Goodridge is one of the fastest grow- 
ing villages In Northern Minnesota, and 
why shoul'd'it not be, as it Has a fine 
farming territory tributary to it, which 
would be 'nearly doubled, if we had 
hjid^e* across Red Lake River. -The' 
Sunbeam, j ! K*" "" 

Capital and Surplus $12,000 

Offers yoii the best service obtainable 
in Check and Saving; Accounts 



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Deposit Boies for rent by Sept. 1st. 

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News of the 
Week Cut 
Down for 

Busy Readers 

European War News 

Fpdm a private source close to the 
sovernment it was learned at Berlin 
<lhat the official report of the sinking 
of the Arabic by a submarine has been 
•received. The submarine was not 
sank, as reported from London. The 
snbstance of the report, it is under- 
stood, is that, when the Arabic turned, 
the commander thought it was with 
the intention of ramming his boat, and 
■that he fired the torpedo, as he be-, 
lieved, out of military necessity 
save his submarine. 


The Chesapeake 
vator "A," one of 

United States, was destroyed by fire 

at Newport News, 
estimated at $2,000 

Andrew Brown 

& Ohio grain ele- 
the largest in. the 

Va., with 


a loss 

was killed, Oscar 
Jensen probably fatally hurt and Dave 
Williams and T. 
hurt when their 

The official press bureau of Britain 
: announced at London that German 
aircraft, visited the eastern counties 
of England on Monday night and 
dropped bombs which caused fires 
and several casualties. 

* * * 

Commanding officers of the sunken 
ilner Hesperian* in a joint affidavit for- 
-warded - to the; state department at 
Washington declared that from the 
fragments of steel which fell on the 
deck it was "indubitably" shown that 
the ship was wrecked by a torpedo. 
*■ » * 

Emperor Nicholas has taken over 
the command of the Russian armies. 
.President Poincare of France made 
this "announcement at Paris following 
the receipt of a letter from the czar 
telling of his action. 

* * * 

A resolution against conscription 
was adopted unanimously, with great 
cheering, at the session of the trades 
Union congress at Bristol, England. 

* * * 

Teuton warships are reported to 
have entered the Gulf of Riga, com- 
pelling the czar's war vessels to beat 
a hasty retreat. The Russians evacu- 
ated Dago island, says a Copenhagen 
dispatch to London. This island is in 
lie Baltic between the entrance of the 
Gulf of Riga and the Gulf of Finland. 

* • * 

The Allan line steamer Hesperian, 
supposedly torpedoed by a German 
submarine, sank .after Captain Main 
-and a volunteer rescue crew of 25 had 
made a brave fight to bring the crip- 
pled ship into Queenstown. The cap- 
tain and crew were saved. One first 
rabin passenger, six second cabin pas*, 
sengers and six third, class passengers 
an the liner Hesperian are missing. A 
dispatch from United States Consul 
Frost at Queenstown says that 20 pas- 
sengers perished. Captain Main said 
ilie vessel had been torpedoed and 
Uiat no warning was given. 

* * • 


It wa3 announced at. Brownsville, 
Tex., that General Funston is to issue 
orders placing the Rio Grande country- 
in this section in the hands of the 
United States army. The army will 
guard the border and leave policing 
work in the interior to state and coun- 
ty officers. 

* * * 

Ninety head of prize-winning brown 
Sftiss cattle, valued at more than 
5100,000, wore slaughtered on the Sani- 
uc-11 Insull farm near Liberty villo. 111., 
hy federal live stock inspectors". T-hey 
-were afflicted with the foot-and-mouth 

* . * * 

Five people were ktf.led and one man 
was injured when the automobile they 
■occupied crashed into a speeding Dela- 
ware & Hudson railroad excursion 
train at a grade crossing near Glens 
Falls, N. Y. 

Dr. Constantino T. Dumba, the Aug* 
tio-IIungarian ambassador, admitted 
at Lenox, Mass., that James F. J. 
.Archibald, the American correspond- 
ent, was a dispatch bearer to his gov- 
Kr::mcnt, and that the letter written 
in New York on August 20, with re- 
.jrard to proposals to tie up the manu- 
facturing of munitions in Bethlehem 
■si:d in the middle West, was a bona 
ilde dispatch to Foreign Minister Bu- 
rl an in Vienna. 

" • * * 

Justice Willis S. Knowles of the 
jEightb judicial district of Rhode Is- 
litui v.* as shot to death by an unknown 
?.s5a?sin just after he had left his 
hunsalow in North Scituate to take a 
■trolley car for Providence. 

• • * 

Five burned bodies of children have 
been recovered from the ruins of the 
St. Francis Girls' directory, which 
burned at San Francisco. 

Mrs. J. Ogden Armour, wife of the 
3iead of the Armour family of Chicago. 
-was held up by an armed robber in 
2:er residence at 3724 Michigan avo- 
wee. She fought until she was Knocked 
■senseless, she lost S75 in cash and 
£3,500 worth of jewelry. 

• « * 

Harold F. Smith, aged twenty-five. 
'Xttdest son of Walter I. Smith, United 
Slates circuit judge and former con- 
EresBman, was found dead from a bul- 
let wound at the family home at Coun- 
cil Bluffs, la. The shooting is believed 
to have been accidental.! 

• • • ' 

Judge Deselm of Kankakee denied 
to the Anti-Saloon league an injunc- 
tion asked against 84 saloons now op- 
erating in Danville, 111. The judge held 
nhat unless the city council wanted to 
tissue saloon licenses it muBt repeal 
fgfea ordinance. 

H. Veltz seriotrsly 
automobile was 
wrecked by a SL Paul train two miles 
from Corliss, Wis.,' near Racine. 

* * • 

Five murderers were put to death In- 
the electric chair, at Sing Sing prison 
in Ossinlng, N. 7. The. names of the 
men who were executed are: Lewis 
Roach of Montgomery; Antonie Sa- 
lemme of Monroe county; William 
Perry of New York, Pasquale -Ven- 
detta of Kings county, and Thomas 
Tarprey of Kings county. 

• ? * 

Ten more bodies were found in the 
hull of the United States submarine 
F-4 at Honolulu, T, H. Thirteen bod- 
ies have been taken from the hold. 

• * • 

A riot in which hundreds of persons 
took part took place outside the Crane 
Valve company at 1 Bridgeport," Conn., 
and ten police officers used their clubs 
to regain control of the situation. 
' • * • 

Riddled with bullets the bodies of 
two Americans, J. is. Smith and R. E. 
Donaldson, kidnaped by Mexican band- 
its, were found In|the bed of a dried 
lake, 12 miles north of Brownsville, 
Tex. In a battle between a force of 
United States Infantry and Mexicans 
one of the Mexicans was killed and 
the rest put to rout. Battles between 
Mexicans and ranchers are reported 
at other points, j 

• j* * 


Dr. Constantin Theodor Dumba, Aus- 
tro-Hungarian ambassador to the 
United States, conferred with Secre- 
tary of State Lansing at Washington 
regarding a letter! he had sent to the 
Vienna 'government bearing on his 
plans to curtail the manufacture of 
war munitions in America. 

* ■ !* * 
Ambassador Page at London cabled 

the state department at Washington 
that he understands Great Britain is 
willing to permit! goods which were 
contracted for by American importers 
before the first of March to bo taken 
out of neutral ports and forwarded to 
their destinations] 

. |. . 

The administration at Washington 
is moving all available troops in the 
United States to the Texas border to 
re-enforce the command under Major 
General Funston now there. Officials 
admit that a crisis has been reached 
In the relations between the United 
States and General Carranza, leader of 
the constitutionalist faction in Mex- 

* * • 

President Wilson and Secretary of 
the Navy Daniels In conference at 
Washington decided to readjust at 
once the wages of the machinists at 
the naval gun factory, Washington 
navy yard. 


NEW STYLE. '-?- 

Old Fashion Revived and in Pro- 
nounced Form — Has Much to 
Recommend It From the 
Point of Beauty. 

At the Newport fashion show as 
well as at the openings in Paris, there 
was an undoubted preference shown to 
the pannier. Lucille has advocated it 
for six months and will continue to do 
so. as her new and wonderfully lovely 
costumes for Florence Walton have 

In these she makes the pannier or 
tulle or gold lace, sometimes wired 
to stand out, again bunched high in 
masses of materials. She has also 
returned to favor the afternoon i 
frock ot colored silk witb a fichu of i 
organdie and high loopings,. of the 
fabric over the skirt, a kind of Mo- 
zartian costume which is quite fetch- 

Paris has shown an even more pro- 
nounced form of the pannier bor- 
rowed from Marie Antoinette's day. 
The skirt of the special frock that 
has caused much comment bas a 
flounce of blue chiffon edged with 
velvet ribbon, over which are panniers 
of flowered yellow taffeta. This fab- 
ric extends above. the belt to form-half 
of the bodice, the other half being 
built of chiffon with shoulder straps 
of blue velvet. 

Panniers are not exactly the kind 
of thing that one wears well in the 
street, but for the evening they are 
charming. Made of the soft taffeta 
that will remain fashionable^ this 
winter, or in tulle edged with bril- 
liant metal embroidery, they present 
a pleasing contrast to the type of eve- 
ning frock that the designers have 
given us for several seasons. 

If the fashion for combining lace 
with ~ satin or flowered silk is actually 
taken up as It deserves to be, then 
the pannier will be the most ex- 
pressive way of handling these two 
materials in juxtaposition. Silk that 
is embossed with large flowers of 


Cholera Is Not -the Only Disease 
Troubling Swine. 

AHIng Animals Should Be Taken From 
Herd and Isolated Until Nature 
of Distress Can Be Fully De- 
termined Upon. 

sola Experiment Station.) 

The importance of. a correct diag- 
nosis, where hog cholera is suspected, 
cannot be over-estimated. Hog cholera 
eerUm, administered to a herd thought 
to be infected with cholera, but in 
reality suffering from some other dis- 
ease, usually means time and effort 
wasted ( and, if the treated hogs keep 
on dying, distrust of the serum treat- 
ment. Except In very unusual cases, 
either a positive or. negative diagnosis 
of cholera can be made, if there is 
opportunity for a post-mortem ex- 
amination. In doubtful cases a post- 
mortem is always proper. 

Just as soon as It Is noticed that a 
hog is sick, it should be separated 
from the herd and kept isolated until 
the exact nature of the trouble can 
be determined. * 

Diseases which arc most frequently 
mistaken for hog cholera are intes- 
tinal worms, various digestive disturb- 
ances, lung worms, Inflammation of 


Test Product of Each Cow— Keep 

Posted and in Touch With Modern 

Ways of Managing Herd. 

consin Experiment Station.) | 

1. Treat cows gentlf and avoid ex-j 
citement, . . { 

2. Be regular in time of milking. 

3. Keep stables clean, well lighted! 
and ventilated. , [ 

4. Weigh the toilk ot each cow at* 
milking time. \ 

-5. Get your neighbor to share withj 


Edward B. Moore, sixty-three years 
old, former United States commission- 
er of patents, died at his home at 

* * » 

William .T. Bryan received a tele- 
grani at Chicago from Washington an- 
nouncing his eighth grandchild, a son, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lewis Har- 
greaves. His mother was Grace 

» * * 

Michael Jenkins, multimillionaire 
banker and philanthropist, died at Bal- 
timore of pneumonia, aged seventy- 
two. He was one of the owners of the 
Atlantic Coast Line railroad. 

* * * 

Mexican Revolt 

Two more Mexican bandits were 
shot by American -soldiers returning 
fire across the Rio Grande at Cavazos 
Crossing- Carranza military authori- 
ties, who removed Carranza troops 
from the rive.' bank at Cavazos Cross- 
ing, promised to try to keep their men 
away from the river. 

* a • 

One American and four Mexicans 
were killed along the border hear 
Brownsville, Tex., as a- result of sev- 
eral engagements between soldiers, 
rangers, posses and Mexican outlaws. 
The entire border from Brownsville to 
El Paso is bristling with arms and 
the Americans are determined to wipe 
out all Mexicau "bandits. 

* * « 


Count GoiTredo Gnetani, a lieutenant 
of the Alpini, and Baroness Waldes- 
sen • RtUigers, only .daughter of the 
Dutch minister to the Quirinal, madly 
in love, found it impossible to live apart 
and died together in a suicide pact at 
Sorrento, Italy. The count had a 

* ■ * • 

Germany, according to Count vou 
Bernstorff's instructions, offers to sub- 
mit the claims for compensation aris- 
ing out of the Lusitania and Arabic 
case to The Hague for adjudication 
says a dispatch from Berlin. 

O. C. Bixler, driving a- Mercer car, 
was killed at the Juarez race traca 
when the car overturned. Mechanician 
Kendall was seriously Injured. 
• • * 


\V. M. Johnston ot San Francisco 
won the United States singles tennis 
championship at. Forest Hills, N. Y., 
by defeating his townsman, Maurica 
McLoughllD, 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8. 
.1 . . ■ 

Johnny Griffiths of Akron earned 
a draw with Jack Britton in. the lad 
'rottnd- of their tjIt^at^Canton, O. 

Black chiffon broadcloth suit with ch> 
cular skirt scalloped at the bottom 
and plaited around the hips. The 
jacket Is short, coming to the waist, 
and buttons down the front. High 
collar opens^afthe neck. A large 
butterfly bow is tied in the back. 
The cuffs are high and plaited, com- 
ing to a point. 

box or bag? Either one of the last 
two places is the most convenient re- 
ceptacle for the purpose. The latter 
can be made of white or tan linen or 
rep. A very artistic patch bag seen 
recently was made of white rep. It 
was rectangular in shape and its open- 
, ing was concealed by means of a flap. 
i On the flap were cubist designs which 
j were quite appropriate for the type of 
bag they adorned. 


metal will have its place among the 
evening fabrics and no one wants more 
than a yard or two of it on a gown. To 
use it as a pannier or side drapery of 
some kind will be displaying it to its 
best advantage oyer tulle or tea-col- 
ored lace. 

(Copyright. 1915. by the McClura Newspa- 
per Syndicate.) 

Patch Bag. 
Now just where do you keep your 
patches? Do you let them lie in an 
untidy fashion in a bureau drawer? 
Do you throw them into the sewing 
basket with the rest of your sewing 
materials or do you keep them in a 


Costume for Small Girl That Will 

Give Very Little Trouble to 

Her Mother. 

With finely embroidered ilouncmgs 
one can turn out, as if by niagfe ; the 
adorable, tiny con- 
fections that make 
up" a tiny girl's 
wardrobe. The 
edging does away 
with the necessity 
of a hem; it can 
be tied over the 
shoulders with rib- 
bona., and gath- 
ered around the 
neck so that there 
are practically but 
two kinds to be 
run — the under- 
arm and a placket 
at the back, and 
the dress is made. 
I never tried, but 1 am sure it would 
not be beyond one's powers to turn 
out two such little frocks in an after- 
noon, for they seem no more than 
doll's clothes. 

The cunning little design shown here 
concedes a trifle more to elaboration, 
for there are many tiny tucks run 
through the material to hold It in at 
a high waist line. They should not be 
more than an Inch and a half long, and 
there are a few others half that length 
distributed around the top of the dress 
under the cord that marks the round- 
ed neck. 

Wee sleeves In the shape of a ruf- 
fle edge of the embroidery are set 
around the armholes and caught up 
•m the ehouUlers with bowB of colored 

Hint for Those Who Have an Over 

supply of Those Always Useful 

Little Articles. 

"I have a number of these square, 
crash doilies which 1 had intended 
for a luncheon sdt before I was mar- 
ried," said Mrs. Bride-of-a-Month, 
"but^l have so many luncheon sets 
now for wedding and shower gifts 
that I know I'll never use them. It'a 
such a shame to see good work going 
to waste, and I hate little doilies ly- 
ing promiscuously around under vases 
and such." 

"I know just how you feel," inter- 
rupted Mrs. Brlde-of-a-Year. "I had 
a half dozen beautiful little squares 
all embroidered in dull blue on crash, 
but I made use of them. First of all, 
I joined three of them with rather 
wide ciuny insertion to make a scarf 
for my blue-and-white guest room 
dressing table. Then I edged tw i 
more with the narrow cluny edging, 
cut a round hole -in the middle and 
used them as candleshades for the 
glass candlesticks for the same dress- 
ing table, and the sixth madp half o( | 
a cute little bag that every* feminine j 
guest can use when .she'finds It hang- 1 
ing on her dressing table. I could j 
have used several more -pincushions j 
and tray covers and I did have an 
idea of making four more and joining | 
them together for a boudoir pillow. 1 
may do it yet." 

ribbon cr black velvet. 

Dotted swiss or plain sheer batiste 
are both lovely fabrics" for this quaint 
and simple little garment. — Lillian 
Young in Washington Star. 

Highly Developed Tamworth. 

the bowels and necrobacillosis. The 
last named disease is caused by the 
same germ that is responsible for sore- 
mouth and bull-nose of pigs. Most 
of the confusion of the two diseases 
arises from the fact that in some 
cases pigs affected with necrobacil- 
losis will show the speckled appear- 
ance of the kidneys which has been 
looked upon as so characteristic ot 
hog cholera. 

Hog cholera serum is of no value'in 
combating any disease except hog 

An Excellent Milker. 

: i 

you in owning a"B-abcock milk tester,i 
and test the product of each cow. 

6. Discard the animals which have 
faUed at the end of the year to payi 
for their keep. 

7. Breed your cows to a pure-bred 
registered dairy bull from a family 
having large and profitable produc- 
tion of butterfat. 

8. Raise well the heifer calves from 
cows which for one or more genera- 
tions have made large and profitable 
productions of butterfat 

9. Breed heifers to drop their first 
calves at twenty-four to thirty months 
of age. Give cows sis to eight weeks' 
rest between lactation periods. 

" 10. Join a dairy cattle: breeders' as- 
sociation. It will help you keep post- 
ed and in touch with the best and 
| most modern ways of managing your 
dairy herd. 




Crocheted Hatbands. 
To match the delightful silk spor: 
coats that "everyone" is wearing 
there are being displayed narrow 
crocheted hatbands in all the brighl 
sports colors. Some of the purples 
greens, reds and yellows shew daring 
enough borders to revive the old jok( 
of "listening to tho band on youi 
hat." However, they are most attrac 
live, these crocheted bands, and oljei 
an excuse for the eager worker tz ex 
ercise her originality and artistic 
taste. Many of them are finished 
with a fringe of twisted silk. Usually 
the bands are about two inches wide 
and long enough to wind about the 
average size crown and tie in a knol 
and short ends at ono side. Hatband, 
necktK and belt to match would make 
a beautiful gift for the girl with ath- 
letic tastes. 

Every Reason for Giving Faithful Ani- 
mal Best Attention and Liberal 
Amount of Cooling Food. 

During the warmest, of the summer 
days there is plowing and much har- 
vesting work for the horses to do. 
There Is every reason for giving the 
horse the best of care and attention, 
and a liberal amount of cooling feed. 

It !s difficult for you to hustle on 
hot days and it Is Just as wearing on 
the horse. Often you stop the team 
and rest in the shade for a few min- 
utes several tlme3 during the day. 
Why not give the horses the benefit 
of the cooling shade breezes? 

You drink of ton and tho dumb 
brutes that are doing the hardest of 
the work will appreciate an opportu- 
nity to drink several times during the 
day. Better not let the horses gulp 
water In large quantities unless you 
want a foundered animal. 

How refreshing and restful is a 
good plunge in the old crc«k which 
flows through tho backwoods pas- 
ture, after a bird day's v.orl;. It 
makes. you feel like a now man. And 
faithful Dobbin will appreciate it if 
you sponge off the harneKF rr::r!-:=, 
especially over the shoulders where 
the heavy collar has been rubbing ali 
day. Put a littic salt into the ccld 
well water 'so as to make it still 


Contact With Hairs of Insect Causes 
Poisonous Rash on Human Be- 
ings — Big Menace to Trees. 

Ono of the most serious effects of 
the presence of the brown-tail moth 
!n a community la that of the peculiar 
skin disease it may produce. Some ot 
the hairs of the full-grown caterpillar 
are furnished with minuto barbs. 
When the caterpillars molt these 
barbed hairs arc shed with the skin 
and as the skins become dry and are 
blown about by tho wind the hairs 
may be quite generally disseminated. 
When tho hairs alight upon the human 
skin they cause an irrital.on, which 
upon rubbing may. develop Into in< 

Men who come In contract with 
these poisonous hairs during their 
work in the parasitic laboratory in 
Massachusetts, use the following rem- 
edy for the brown-tail rash: Carbolia 
acid one-half dram, zinc oxide one- 
half ounce, lima water eight ounces; 


Tubers Are Too Often Ner-!-;ct3d 

After First Few Weeks of Growth 

- — Use Light Cultivator. 

the P.vr.t few 
but into in the 
o . tak'j care of 


Everything Now to Be Beaded. 

The woman who wants to have new 
furs for old will be able to acquire 
the former by using her ermine, mole- 
skin or seal scarf and muff as the 
foundation for elaborate embroideries 
done In bead work. 

In fact, this is the latest fashion 
mandate from Paris. Everything is 
to be beaded, from bats to shoes, and 
even the choicest furs will not be 
exempt from the bead craze. Of 
course, it Is not likely that beaded 
fura will become general, but they are 
interesting as indicating a new de- 
parture In modish pelts. 

On many farms tho potatoes 
well cared for duvir: 
weeks of their grcr.-tl 
season they are le:"t 

It is true til at r'e?p c.vtivn; 

after the plants are fairly wall p-r 

will be harmful, !"!t the occasi 1 

iisa of a Hzht fuHirator, with t 

not more than an inch and a Ti:?.rt?r 

y.'ide, may well be co:Uin:;"d ;i!uH the 

tubers are nearly r-po,. or the vines 

have become so large as to prevent 

! further work between the rows. 

| The destruction of injurious i:isecla 

' is another matter which usually re- 

I ceives fairly prompt and thorough at* 

; tention during the first half of the 

| growing season, but which, on many 

i farms, does not receive sufficient at* 

| tention later on. The fight ajralnst 

i the enemies should bo continued to 

j the end of the growing season. This 

I will allow the tubers to reach their 

[ full size and to become thoroughly 

ripe. It will also do much to prevent 

the appearance of large numbers of 

"bugs" next year. 

rious Forms of Hairs From 3rown- 
Tail Moth Caterpillar. 

shako f 

the a:>. 
most efi 

ro'VT'iily and vrot !; well into ,- 
■-■d parts. This has proven a J 

Drive Out Granary pests. 
When the new grain goes Into the 
granary, drive out the wepvils and 
other pet-is. A few open dishes of bi- 
sulphide if carbon set around will (to 
tt. Then close the granary tightly 
and make yourself scarce while the 
stun* is evaporating, tor the vapor 
goes downward and you may got a 
whiff ot it, to your gr*«t barm. Ke*j 
W-U and fir* away. 

live remedy 
Acr:'j:-'!i!::j to Doctor hilny, tha 
brown-tail moth was introduced into 
ihi.5 country from Europe ab..tiL the 
year 1W0. " The pest has spread rap- 
idly over New ICn;:iand and Xo-.v York 
and there is cv<;ry prospect, that it 
will continue to sprenir until it 
reaches the middle and western mates. 
Wherever it goes it will prove a seri- 
ous pest to man as well as to his treea 
and plants. 


Arrange Girth Strap Through Ringa 

So She Cannot Suck HerseK--Use 

Good Strong Haiter. 


To prevent a cow from sucking her- 
self, put on a good strong halter and a 
strong strap around her body. Fasten 
rings in the girth strap, ono on c-ach 
side about level with the side rings on 
the halter. From these rings to the. 
sideri.ig3 place two other straps just 
long enough that the cow can turn her 
head from side to side, but cannot get 
it back far enough to suck. 

The girth strap should not bo top - 
tight. It is better, to leave it quitla ', 
loose and place some small weight o« 
it underneath tho cow so the stras / 
will not slip out of place. 

Culttvate Garden Crops. 
It pays to cultivate garden cropi 
as long m one can get between th4 



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. i The mayor of Tolliver Gulch drew 
Dp his horse as a piercing scream 
rang out beyond the belt of timber 
lining the lonely mountain road he 
was traversing. Then noting a cloud 
of smoke through the trees he di- 
verged from the trail, got beyond the 
barrier and made out the little town 
qt Golconda in the distance, and near- 
er at hand on its outskirts a lonely 
hue, ablaze below and a woman out- 
Bide, wringing her hands and shrieking 

New mayoralty honors clustered 
thick and newly about John Griffiths 
at Tolliver Gulch, but here at a dis- 
tance from his home town, and ever 
chivalrous and helpful, he forgot 
dignity. He dashed up to the side 
of the distracted woman within three 
minutes, brought his steed to its 
haunches, summarily leaped to the 
ground and shouted forth: 
"Anyone in the building?" 
"No! No!" cried the woman, "but 
all my papers are. They will be lost; 
we will be ruined— oh, save them! 
Save them!" 

She was a tiny bit of humanity, pep- 
pery and active, Griffith saw that, but 
she had evidently not been able to 
lift a heavy ladder that she ,had 
dragged to the spot. 

"Where are the papers?" inquired 

"Up in the little low attic. Beyond 
that window," and Bhe pointed up- 
wards. "They're in a box on top of a 
big chest. "No! No!" she added, 
frantically, as Griffiths made a move- 
ment as if to rush in through the open 
lower door. "It's all ablaze in there. 
The ladder; oh, quick! quick! Never 
mind anything but the papers." 

John Griffiths had the ladder speed- 
ily in place. He was not even' 

Calmly Griffiths Regarded the Mouthy 

smudged, so promptly and deftly did 
be reach the attic, Becure the wooden 
box described; and place it in the pos- 
session of its anxious, trembling and 
grateful woman. . 

"The old hut Is gone, and I'm glad 
.of -it!" Bhe exclaimed. "It was not 
fit to live in and haBn't been for along 
time. That lazy, roving husband of 
mine will have a startler when he 
comes back, and I'm glad of that, too! 
The papers— they're saved, thank 
goodness! They mean a good deal to 
me, for they are deeds, and mine 
claims and all that Mister, if a ten- 
dollar bill—" 

"Thank'you, but I've done a simple 
duty, and glad to' be a help to you," 
interrupted Griffiths. "Can I be of 
anq further assistance?" 

"No, mister, but I'll never forget 
your kindness. I've a sister in town 
who will take me in till my husband 
shows up — the worthless, wandering 

The mayor of Tolliver Gulch smiled 
to himself as he recognized the di- 
minutive little lady as a being with a 
spirit of her own. Then he rode on 
>hls way, thinking of another certain 
illttle lady who filled his thoughts con- 
' tinually. It was a rough community 
among whom he had cast his lot at 
the Gulch, but he had fpund a jewel 
Tare amid the incongruous environ- 
ment It was Velma Dalton, the 
.daughter of the district Judge. Grif- 
fiths, as a rising young lawyer, had 
won the good opinion of the judge. 
■The latter represented the reform ele- 
ment of the struggling border settle- 
iment It was through his influence 
iand support that Griffiths had been 
Elected mayor. 

That position was proving anything 
ibiit a bed of rises. The rough ele- 
'inent of the Gulch was opposed to in- 
movations. Defeated at the polls, they 
rwent about cross-grained- and venge- 
ful. There were mutterings of dis- 
content and veiled threats. The out- 
icast element, however, feared the 
j'iaw, and tho dignity and determina- 
tion of the judge had so far prevented 
jany serious outbreak. 

Griffiths reached the Gulch just aft- 
■ai -lark to ho pissed the'Tled Bear- 

er cavern he caught t*« echoes of 
some wild Jubilation. He learned Its 
cause when he reached home. Hto 
landlady looked frightened and agi- 

• "Oh, I am so glad you have got 
home safe!" she exclaimed. "They 
have been here." 

"Who has been here?" questioned 

"The committee from the rustlers. 
It's about renewing the license of the 
dance ball, sir." • 

■ "I answered them once," apoke Grifr 
fiths, his lips setting firmly. "They 
have had my ultimatum." ■ 

"Yes, Bir; but they threaten a big 
row. They had Giant Gabe with them, 
and his gang It seems they've hired 
him to come here and upset the town, 
if you don't give way." 

"Net an- Inch!" pronounced Grif- 
fiths, determinedly. 

"Then, sir, don't show yourself on 
the streets. The mob is drunk and 
ugly, and hound to do you up If you 
don't grant that license." ; 

Griffiths paid no attention to this 
warning. He felt it beneath his dig- 
nity. He called upon Velma that 
same evening. Her father was Beri- 
ous and she anxious over the situa- 
tion. Neither, however, attempted to 
influence him to recede one step from 
his fixed position regarding the carry- 
ing out of the law. 

The next morning Griffiths proceed- 
ed quietly to his office. He had 
heard of- a wild debauch at the tav- 
ern and of this imported bravo, Giant 
Gabe, and his gang. It seems they 
had appeared in similar circumstances 
as hirelings to help the half-subdued 
rowdy element of the towns voting for 
reform, hoping to Intimidate the 
champions of the new movement. 

The convlvlalists of the evening 
previous were, it seemed, sleeping eft 
the effects of their debauch during 
the morning. Just after noon, how- 
ever, as; Griffiths was crossing the 
public square he saw a hooting, strag- 
gling mob pouring out through the 
doors of the tavern. . ' 

At their head was a red-shi'rted, 
brawny-fisted fellow over six feet in 
height and viciously intoxicated. 
Griffiths doubted not that this was 
I Giant Gabe. Urged by the crowd he 
hustled along to the spot where Grif- 
fiths had halted. He squared off in 
front of him, egged on~by hiB turba- 
lent cohorts. • 

"You're the mayor, they tell me!" 
he bellowed. "Well, I'm nominated 
by >he people to protect their liber- 
ties. Rattlesnakes— I eat 'em!" 

Giant Gabe glared horribly, leaped 
up two feet in the air and cracked Jiis 
heels together. 

"Dnawite!" he roared— "I 6leeo 
over a box of it!" 

Calmly .- Griffiths regarded the 
mouthy demagogue, but planted firm- 
ly, his glance noting every movement 
of the raging bully. 

"Powder and shot — my chewing 
gum! You goody-doody specimen of a 
tenderfoot, I'm going to wipe you out 
with one whack!" 

Swish! Giant Gabe struck out, but 
Griffiths dodged. Then up came his 
fist The burly bully lay in a heap at 
his feet. 
"None of that, you big coward!" 
A woman's rasping tones uttered 
the words. She shot through the 
crowd, and as Giant Gabe tugged at 
his belt for a revolver, grabbed him 
by one ear. 

"You great hulking bluffer!" she 
cried. "You'd shoot at the unarmed 
man, eh? There! and there! and 
there!" and she cuffed him soundly. 
"Know who this man is?" she de- 
manded, pointing to the mayor. "He's 
the man who saved all our valuable 
papers when our old shanty burned 
down. March!" 

Giant Gabe struggled to his feet 
and slouched away ' from the spot 
Most of the crowd roared with laugh- 
ter. The tiny woman dominated the 
great rugged giant as though he were 
a pigmy. 

An hour later word went out from 
Giant Gabo to his adherents to return 
to their homes. To the rebellions 
home-town mob Gabe sent other word, 
that if any further move was made 
against the new mayor "he would 
wade in and clean out the crowd, tav- 
ern and all!" 

So Nancy, wife of Giant Gabe, saved 
the day, and Tolliver j Gulch settled 
down into respectability, and its may- 
or married Velma Dalton. 

port au Prince 

AITI and Santo Domingo share 
Jointly an island comprising 
roughly about 28,000 square 
miles, and having a total pop- 
ulation of nearly 2,000,000. 
Haiti has nearly the population of 
Santo Domingo, but only a little more 
than half its area: 

For 100 years Haiti and for half 
that period Santo Domingo have been 
a cause of continual anxiety to the 
United States. Since gaining their 
independence both have been in a 
state of constant upheaval and blood- 
shed as a result of a practically un- 
broken succession of revolutions. In 
the last 20 yeare United States naval 
vessels have been in almost constant 
attendance about the island, and ma- 
rines have several times been landed 
tor the protection of foreign life and 
property. It is no exaggeration to 
say that Haiti and Santo Domingo 
have cost 'the United States more 
money in the last 20 years than would 
have been spent had this government 
assumed responsibility for and control 
over the Island. 

The story of Haiti is a story of mis- 
ery. The characters are childish ne- 
groes, who play at dignity, spill blood 
and do no work. In natural advan- 
tages, Haiti Is a land of fertile opu- 
lence, but what is human there is de- 
based and wretched. 

A race of simple children pretend 
there at being kings and emperors and 
presidents. All to themselves, they 
possess a part of a wonderful island, 
where once they were slaves. They 
had the entire island at first, but their 
quarreling gashed an ugly frontier 
across, marking off Santo Domingo, 
and now the sets of warring factions 
ire multiplied. 

The fairy country of richly wooded 
lllls, where these children play at gov- 


violence. Negroes fell heir to magnifi- 
cent plantations after the expulBlon o4 
their French masters. But they show 
a poor accounting for their steward- 
ship. They have squandered thefr 
subsistence in civil war and the lux- 
ury of sluggish ease. A family hew 
and there camps in the wilderness, liv- 
ing on coffee that grows wild, picking 
the fruits on every side, and perhaps 
growing a few yams. Should a man- 
aspire to what he could call a farm, he 
would have to leave it for military 
service, or perhaps see It ruined "by 
ravaging hordes of armed politicians. 
Consequently, the vast natural re- 
sources of the country are not ex- 
ploited. The island has been called 
the richest of all the West Indies. 
Anything that is planted- will grow 
and yield crop after crop the same 
year. The hills are covered with for- 
ests of fine wood, practically un 
touched. Cotton might one day mean 
great wealth for Haiti, but its an- 
nual export now does not exceed a 
few thousand tonB. There are also to- 
bacco, hides, sugar, corn, rice, rich 
metal deposits, and the great staple, 
coffee, the production of which has 
fallen off of late years by almost 

White Man's Influence Resented. 
But Bhould a foreigner attempt any- 
thing for the development or uplifting 
of Haiti, he is fretted by obstacles at 
every turn. The negroeB have wanted 
nothing of the white man. They arc 
absurdly jealous, absurdly suspicious, 
The cost of the white man's absence 
is misery, but Haiti chooseB to pay It. 
A fair-sized transport circling the 
coast, could take away every foreign- 
er in the country. They number scarce- 
ly 500, mostly Germans. The negroes 
number about a million and a half. 
At every turn, the traveler is re- 

cofwarr.nn.ernr trtnlKi nn*j/*rt* jwbwct 

rhe storms call, and the waves call. 
And we dare not say them nay, 

Over the years we faro, love, 

Dver the landB of care, love. 
Over the years-^away. ^ 

The plaints of a young man who is 
unfortunately disturbed by conflicting 
doubts that con- 
front matrimony 
touch a chord of 
sympathy In oth- 
ers similarly In- 
clined. He found 
Just the girl he 
was sure he loved 
well enough to 
make his wife. He 
was equally confi- 
dent- that she re- 
turned his affec- 
tion. The only 
drawback the im- 
patient lover real- 
izes is a year or 
perhaps a little 
longer, during 
which they must 
wait until the 



Joint Owners Held Responsible. 
During the last two yea^s traveling 
salesmen in the mldd'e western and 
western states have | discovered « 
pleasant and che&p mode of traveling 
from town to »own along their routes, 
by pooling their funds and investing 
in an automobile. In most cases the 
car actually was bought by one of 
four or five drummers who usually 
traveled together, the others contribut- 
ing the running expenses, lunches, etc, 
to the apkeep. Ab a result, rather reck- 
less driving at night and frequent 
smash-ups on the roads, occurred 
When the "part-owners" took the steer- 
ing wheel. The Nebraska supreme 
court decided recently that each and 
every "contributor" to the upkeep of 
the car was an "owner" in the eyes 
of the law, and strictly responsible for 
all damage done by Its operation. 
Speeding at night has since Bhown a 
material decrease in the ranks of the 
knights of the suitcase." — Scientific 

Two of a Kind. 

"I met some interesting people last 
night at MrB. Gadder'B house." 


"There was an explorer, a novelis-', 
a playwright and a musician." 

"A distinguished company. Did you 
feel at home?" I 

"Well, no. But I dare say I felt ns 
much at homt as Mr] Gadder A}fV' 

jrnment, is a land of palms, a land of 
lreams and Indolence. The people of 
:he island own lazy Africa for a moth- 
Br. They are the creatures of dalli- 
ance, they are good-natured, and quick 
to laugh, showing their white teeth 
and the whites of their eyes. 

But they also have the thoughtless 
cruelty of children. In spite of their 
natural slothfulness they, rage under 
their tropic sun with the energy of 
bloodthirsty beasts, wrecking their 
flowery paradise. They suspect the 
white man, fearing a return to slavery, 
and they carry on constant political 
teuds with each other. On all aides 
are evidences of suspicion and hatred. 
The Island is a land of decay. 
The boards of the houses are cracked 
and rotting. There are negroes in 
rags - everywhere, lazily shuffling 
about, doing nothing. What is pic- 
turesque is of dirt. There is no na- 
tional dress, no distinctive local color. 
The impression, one gets is of a 
"coon, hollow," such as the slums of 
Dur southern cities might offer. But 
the lightheartedness of our own dar- 
kies is missing. One feels that the 
spirit has been taken out of these 
Haitians. The sun glares bright and 
hot, yet there is a heavy cloud that 
iepresses. When voices are raised, 
they are rarely mirthful, but high 
strung, quarrelsome, in a peevish 

Not Far From Savagery. 
Without the white man, the blacks 
have been sinking gradually to their 
original savagery of the African Jun- 
gle. Their enlightenment, such as 
there is of it is only Imitative. For 
•jistanco, an election is but the. old 
•ribal war err. attended by scenes of 

minded of primeval Bavagery. One 
need only see the stevtdores, at Port 
au Prince, pounce upon the bones that 
are thrown down to them by sallorB. 
They are naked to the waist, and 
their black bodies glisten as they tum- 
ble over one another in their barges, 
lighting and scratching, trying to get 
at a bone. Their screening is hid- 
eous, and when one of them clutches 
the prize and tears the flesh with his 
teeth, until another snatches it away, 
one thinks with disgust of unclean 

Perhaps one Haitian in twenty can 
read and write. The educational sya- 
tem is a farce. Yet, the inhabitants 
are usually devout If a village is on 
Are (one of the pleasfng pastimes of 
warring factions), the negroes will 
leave their huts' to burn and toil fran- 
tically to save the church. 

The lack "bt public works is pitia- 
ble. Naked children, and grown ones, 
too, loll like swine in the ditch water 
of the public streets. The only elec- 
tric lighting in the country is that in 
the president's palace. In all Haiti 
there is not an illuminated Btreet 

The explanation of all these wretch- 
ed conditions may be summed up in 
one word— politics. A boy of six is 
brevetted a colonel In the army. 
Wholesale smuggling, winked at by in- 
terested officials, cuts down the ex- 
port tax. The children of the Influen- 
tial are immune from the conscript 
system, but the under dog of the sys- 
tem must abandon his little clearing 
to the women and serve his term as a 
soldier, which in Haiti is worse than 
being a tramp. The postmaster of 
a village pays his bills In postage 
stamps, giving double 

knot is tied and their modest little 
home is ready to step into. 

What economy he must practice 
with this project in view, which he 
will .carry out to the letter, she must 
never know. Many nights when ho 
was sacrificing the pleasure of ' her 
company by being hard at extra work, 
the thought of how lonely she must 
be crossed his mind regretfully. What 
If some would-be suitor chanced to 
cross her threshold and proffer his 
escort to her for some amusement 
aho had Bet her heart upon attending 
Could he decide that Bhe ought to re- 
main at home, turn her face toward 
the chair now empty, which he usual- 1 
ly sat In by .her side, that she would | 
be sensible, though disappointed, and 
smile, as if she never cared a snap 
to go? 

With unmarried girls, aB well as 
married ones, popular pleasures now 
and then are the sum and life of 
their existence. One may he engaged, 
or wed to the best man the whole 
wide world holds, yet her happineBS increased tenfold if she has 
some good times and happy meetings, 
mingling with those whom she knows 
will be among the merry-goers. After 
a betrothed girl, having a little mis- 
understanding with a very exacting 
lover, when he pronounces the girl a 
flirt for going to some place of amuse- 
ment with a male cousin, or a dear 
girl-chum and her escort, it ft is im- 
possible for her betrothed lover to 
I take her, feels that her one gleam of 
Joy is merged into watching and wait- 
ing for his coming, usually on Sunday 
evenings. They walk out, arm in ana, 
and hear the quiet church bellB ring; 
return home, after listening to an 
hour's sermon on duty. 

No girl who has plighted her troth 
need fear to be thought less loyal, lov- 
ing, true or dutiful, if some one time 
or so she passes an hour rightly 
among friends, when they have al- 
ways been a comfort to her, and she 
a ray of sunshine in their midst. En 
gaged couples who cannot be tog 
often should consider that It Is just 
to enquire whether, once in a while, 
the one at home should have recrea- 
tion in the watch-care of some trusty 
;ompany. ., 

Never would that privilege lesserf 
the love of a faithful .heart Always 
sndeavor to make your sweetheart feel 
assured of having your perfect trust. 
He who has misgivings and who snaps 
Dut sarcastic meanings when his stay- 
at-home girl hints that everybody is 
going on some occasion and she might 
go, too, if it was all right in his opin- 
ion, is the cause of her dissatisfaction 
iver their misspent year. The glamor 
and romance of courting she finds Is 
not for her. The weeks which invar- 
iably slip by quickly, as if on wings, 
to her may be long and lonely. She 
loves him, and turns her thoughts to 
the time of their merry-making which 
Is coming, and the wedding bells 
which the sequel tells. All is forgot- 
ten except the memory of words he 
says and writes to her when bu3y: 
"Though lost to sight, you are still 
In this heart 3nd memory dear." 

If any little ones. But the day cornea 
when the miserable overtaxed family 
sees sunshine and a bountiful reward 
from the number of brothers and sla- 
ters who have come to the front and 
are comfortable supporters In the 
homes where once the wolf could 
hardly be kept from the door. 

Parents realize that the best part 
of their children's lives Is yet to come. 
As they see them enter Into youni 
manhood and womanhood, they proud- 
ly own that they are possessed, of 
great energy and youthful strength, 
and from this time on they well know 
that each will be apt to make the beat 
of his life for the sake of mother and 
father and their fearful struggle 
against poverty in the past. 

Nothing can spur on children to be- 
come great helpers like those thoughts: 
of dismal days when they hungered 
pitifully and were' illy clad in a pool 
fireless room. They have ho well-to- 
do outside relatives who would will- 
ingly lend them a helping hand. Thifl 
Is the foundation of their ambition — 
the rise of their future successes. 

It iB when they drift! apart, go . 
alone into the pitiless world, or marry 
and get together homes of their own, 
that the tie of the large family of. 
grown children proves strongest 
There are always some who are un- 
fortunate In making their way. Fail- 
ures and friends who have turned 
from them in adversity have raade 
them discouraged and scarce able to 
hold their heads up. Then come the 
uplifting brothers and sisters, their 
hearts filled with pity, their hands and 
purses outheld, determined to give 
them a footing to get up and start 

Many of tho saddest discourage- 
ments which human beings have to 
face are steps from which they cannot 
recover themselves. They groan out 
that the one wish of their lives would 
have been to have had brothers and 
sisters who would have comforted 
them when pitfalls and troubles were 
theirs. Instead of looking back over 
the years of hardships that large 
families may have brought, one and 
all should realize that the future ol 
each child may bring a loving reward, 
proving an ideal help when the shad- 
ows are outlived by sunshine. 


I cannot tell what the words were 

In which hla love were told: 
I only know that I heard him- 

And that my heart grew bold. 
He kissed my cheeks' red rosea 

And held me to his heart. 
Oh. henceforth, dear, together. 

No more, no more, to parti 
Oh. tho roses of summer wither. 

All beauty will fade away. 
But truo love will last forever. 

Forever and a day. 

It is natural for young people to 
meet, be attracted to each other, scea 
the companionship of each other and 
drift into love-making without a 
thought as to tho outcome of the af- 

Parents will allow their yoUBJ 
daughter to enjoy the society of hei 
beau quite uninterrupted and even 
keep quite mum of the fact that they 
saw the young man kiss tho girl good 
night as he bade her good-by on the 
doorstep. Not a word could be said 11 
the young couple were betrothed, bul 
a good deal should be said if they are 
not. There Is nothing in this world 
more sacred than tho first kiss of love 
a sweet, modest maiden receives from 
her lover's lips. 

To the man it may seem a light in- 
cident— qulto a. part of love-making 
To a maid it moans tho awakening 'ol 
a ray of sunsnme in tneir imiuu.. «.u- her untutored girlish heart. Tho kist 
gaged couples who cannot be together! ,is fleeting, but the memory of it will 

- "- «••-• lipger for all time, so wonderful, se 

sacred is it. 

The girl who weds her first and onlj 
lover lives a life quite apart from the 
woman whose lips have yielded ao 
knowledgement to half a score of 
beaux, who have come, made love 
wearied of tho pastime and gone then 
way. The true sentiment of the klsi 
Is lost upon her. 

Girls who indulgo In kissing game< 
at -picnic or party grow up to youni 
womanhood without the proper rever- 
ence for the exchange of love's most 
sacred sea!--the kiss. There art 
young men too noble to ask for such a 
bond of affection when they are nol 
engaged to the young lady. There 
are other young men, and plenty ol 
them, who tell the girls that this il 
jpart of the love-making. It rests witt 
'mothers to warn unsophisticated 
maidens that this is far from thi 

Girls who permit the freedom ol 
kisses soon loBe not enly a youni 
man's respect,- but his confidence al 
well. He soon wearies .of her anc 
bows at the shrine of the girl whe 
holds her kisses too sacred to give tc 
anyone save the man who has pro 
posed marriage to her and has been 

Too much cannot be said to warn 
young women against tho danger thai 
lurks In permitting such familiarity' 
Seldom, or never, do men marry the 
maidens who do not frown on such a 
caress offered them. 

More girls lose lovers because ol 
kiss indulgence than is supposed; 11 
turns more men than It wins. The 
man who is really in love and who ii 
refused kisses is all the more anxious 
to marry and take the girl to a home 
of their own, where they can kiss to 
their heart's content With no one to 
advise— DON'T. 


Love seeketh not Itself to please 

Nor for Itself hath any care. 
But for another gives its ease. 
And builds a Heaven In Hades de- 
Many young women who build air 
castles of what they would consider 
a happy married life for a woman do 
not exactly know what they should 
have in a heartmate or understand 
fully what varied experiences a lov- 
ing household unfolds. 

If they marry young they do not 
stop to consider the serious step. 
There are those who marry because 
they want a good home provided for 
them, a nice rig to drive about, a 
maid to do the housework, in short, a 
lazy life for theirs. Every mau should 
be certain that the woman he leads 
to the altar loves him for himself 
alone, even If health or the little 
bank savings i-hocld take wings. 

When a ccurle is poor, we find that 
they welcome the coming of a number 
of children. Deplorable this may ap- 
pear to be to :lch outsiders who have 
plant? of thi? world'5 goodB and few 

An Exception. 

"When a man carries a book arouad 
with him all the time and reads it ni 
public places, one naturally infers th*i 
he is literary." 

"Not always."' 


"I'm acquainted with - a mau who 
does that and the title of the book it 
'Drummers' Yarns."' .\ 


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You take these lessons in your 
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2nd Hand Bargains 

We have constantly, on hand a 
large number of e-cond-hand pianos 
of all standard makes taken in ex- 
change for new Starck Pian'M and 

Knabe «$ld5.00 

Steinway .,.,,,,.... 93.00 

Emerson 120.66 

Kimball ........... 90,00 

Starck 195.00 

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Starck Player-Pianos are rich 
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You will be] delighted with 
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We all have tp assume a ttandV 
ard; of jadgmenut in oar own roindj 
either of dungs or persons. A man 
who is willing tp take another's 
opinions has to, exercise his judg- 
ment in the choice of whom to fol- 
low, which is often as nice a matter 
as to judge of things for oneself.-*— . 
O. W. Holmes. 

You have a disagreeable duty to 
do at 12 o'clock. Do not blacken 
9 and 1 and 1 1 and all between 
with the color of 12. Do the work 
of each and reap your reward in 
peace, so wheq the dreaded mo- 
ment in the future becomes the 
present you shall meet it walking in 
the light, and that light wjH over- 
come its darkness. — George Mao 

U Is a curious thing that people in 
general can never get over the delusiou 
that, people were burped for witchcraft 
at Salem. Every little while we see 
some newspa per or literary reference to 
the "burning of witches at Salem." 
Witches were hanged at Salem, but 
none was ever burned. By the way. a 
distinguished legal authority has ex- 
amined the evidence tised in the witch- 
craft cases at Salem and declares that 
it was Irrefragable— all of the ironclad 
and most conclusive sort No Jury 
would fail to convict today on such evi- 
dence as was adduced in these cases. 
Just the same, witchcraft was a hor- 
rible delusion.— New York Mail. 

Verhaeren a Ruthless Book Enthusiast. 
: Emile Verhaeren." the great Belgian 
writer, used to be noted in days gone 
by for his ruthless behavior "toward 
books. I'Mends grew chary of lending 
him works of any value, for when 
struck by a particularly fine passage 
he bad a habit of shouting, "How 
splendid!" and flinging the volume 
which aroused his enthusiasm ncross 
the room or up to the ceiling— often 
with dire results. Another trait which 
served to make M. Verhaeren con- 
spicuous as a youthful "barrister was 
his love of gorgeous raiment This 
Induced a Spanish friend to present 
him with a golden waistcoat, cut out of 
a pair of curtains he had brought from 
San Sebastian.— London Graphic. 


Florida was named by Ponce de Leon 
not because he thought it was a- land 
of flowers, but for the reason that he 
reached its shores on the Spanish 'fes- 
tival day Pascua de Flores, or Feast 
of Flowers. He had heard that it was 
a land teeming with gqld, and'- If. he 
could see It now, 400 years r later than 
his landing In 1513, he would find that 
he. had not been mistaken, though the 
gold is not taken from the earth, but 
from apples of gold called oranges, 
from oceans of fruit and vegetables 
shipped to the north in winter and mil- 
lions of dollars spent by visitors dur- 
ing the northern frigid season.— Pitts- 
burgh Dispatch, 

Man and His Life. 

JEnst men employ, the first part of 
life to make. the other part miserable. 
—La Bruyere. 

Self Satisfaction Explained. 

He-;I like simple things best 

She— I've noticed how self satisfied 
you are.— Boston Transcript 
His Position. 

"Are you a pillar of the church?** 

"No, I'm a flying buttress. I support 
It from outside.— Yale Record. 

'TVouId you love me as much If ft* 
ther lost his wealth?" 

"He hasn't lost It, has he?' 


"Of course I would, you silly girl."-- 
Minneapolis Journal. 

Giving Pa Awiy. 

Ma— So pa took advantage of my ab- 
sence and searched the bureau where' 
I keep my diary? Ostend— Yes, ma, 
and pa said that was what he called 
a "bureau of information." — Chicago 

Minnesota Fire 

Marshal Department 

erects the building. 

The Fire Marshal's department of- 
Minnesota is anxious to advise all per- 
sons as to the proper construction of 
these necessary adjuncts to civilizatipn 
and with this end in view " submits , the 
following recommendations: 

(A) Careful and frequent examina- 
tions of all flues and the correction of 
defects by owners and occupants of 
dwellings and schools. 

(B) The elimination of cracked flues 
which because of disintegrating mortar 
leave spaces for sparks to escape. 

(C) Each community should estab- 
lish a code making a standard for 
chimney construction and requiring 
that all chimneys be lined with fire 
proof flue tile. 

(D) Compel all contractors and 
others erecting dwellings, schools or 
other buildings to have all chimneys 
erected upon a' splid foundation upon 
the ground, and not half way up the 
wall as in many instances. 

The resident of the rural district 
almost always depends upon himself or 
his neighbors in extinguishing fires and 
for this reason, if not for the more 
important one of prptectjng the lives of 
his family, the rural resident should 
take extra precautions in eliminating 
the cause of so many disastrous fires— 
the defective chimney. 

This department has records to show 

that the financial loss from fires caused 
by defective flues, chimney soot and 
sparks from chimneys during, the last 
fiscal year in Minnesota alone reached 
the enormous total of $158,768, and it 
is safe to assume that if the recom- 

mendations as suggested above are 
adopted, this loss would be reduced to 
a minimum, and the danger from the 
loss of life in many of the residence 
and school fires would be practically 


% You Will Need Some 


* New Collars arid Harness 



* SEVER ANDERSON, Harness Maker | 


Now that the plowing season is here.- and your 
horses will be working every day on the plow. 

Don't use your old worn out collars, it will 
cause your horses sore shoulders and necks, get 
your horses riged up with good collars and harnesses 
and see how they will work with ease. I carry a full 
and complete line of horse furnishing. Also handle 
SALVET Stock food. 

Wagon Works - Sleigh Works 

Horse shoeing ji specialty 
Call on 115 when in town. 

Sand Bros, 

Goodridge, .Minn, 

Citizens of Goodridge 


Surrounding Country 

The justly famous brand of 
MASCOT FLOUR can now be 
obtained at the Goodridge 
Mercantile Company's Depart- 
ment store in any quantity 

It is sold absolutely on its 
merits. Has been manufact- 
ured and sold in this territory 
for over Twenty Years, Whole 
families have been raised on 
this flour exclusively. 

Red Lake Falls 
Milling Company 

Joseph Johnson, Agent. 

Bank and Store Fixtures 
and Church Furniture, Special Mill Work 

Before placing your order for show cases or fixtures of 
any kind, it will be to your advantage to take into consideration 
not only the prices quoted you, but take into consideration the 
freight rates on show cases, which is one and onorhalf first 
class. In view of this fact, we feel confident that it will be 
to your interest to buy in this maret, as our prices are 
always as low as the lowest, the quality of goods considered. 

Thief River Falls 

ftiief River Falls, Minnesota 

Insure Results 



To Successful Baking. 

Manufactured By 

Hanson & Barzen Milling Co. 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 

URMiwmjH' aiu iik-f t S 


Robert W. Hargadine, State Fire 

This department has frequently called 
attention to the fact that more careful 
construction of chimneys in the rural 
districts is absolutely essential to the 
safety of the women and children. 
They are the orieS who would be the 
greatest sufferers fn case of fires from 
defective flues, poorly constructed 
chimneys and property loss from ac- 
cumulation of soot In the chimney. 

Both dwellings and Schools should be : 
subjected to deeper concern than now 
is manifested on the part of rural 
authorities. In the larger cities there 
ar* building codes to control the con- 
struction of chimneys, but in the s'mall- 
.er communities, villages and isolated 
hamlets there are no such ordinances—, 
the construction of chimneys depending 
almost entirely, upon the man who 





boy can 

RUN the 


Foot-Lift gang. 

You may have 
much heavy plow- 
ing fo be done which 
you wish pushed thru 
with dispatch stnd ac- 
complished with . ease the 


Tvedt & Prichard Lumber Company 
Emerson Foot-Lift Plows' 



Emerson Foot-Lift gang plow 
is the pldw which you surely 

It was built to perform the m6st 
arduous work, arid it will execute 
its tasks, to your entire satisfaction. 

Every feature of time and labor saving 
possessed by the' sulky is embodied in the 
Gang. It is manipulated entirely by the 
feet, leaving the Hands free to manage the four 
horse team. When in Goodridge look them over 

Every farmer will soon be busy plowing, 
and they all want to do the best .work 
possible so as to insure a good seed 
bed for their 1916 crop, to do 
good work, you must have a 
good plow, Buy the Emerson 
Foot-Lift Sulky or Gang 
plows. The Emerson not 
ohly does the best work 



Tvedt & Sons Managers 

Goodridge, Minnesota 

but is the lightest 
running plow made. 
If you intend to 
buy a plow, 






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. Local News 


Frank Eace, of Reiner, was a caller 
in our village Wednesday. 

V A new stock of stationery justreceiv- 
ed at the Eleven Towns office. 

BORN to Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Halvor- 
son on September 15th., a son. 

"Bread and Butter Farm Lands" 
circulars for sale at this office, 50 cents 
per 100. 

geavey & Josephson have their new 
livery barn 'completed and are now 
■ ready for business. 

L. J. Foss was a pleasant visitor with 
friends and relatives at Thief River 
Falls Tuesday, returning Wednesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ole Stadsvold arrived 
here from Fosston Tuesday, where they 
visited with Mr. Stadsvold's brother. 
Tliey visited at the C. G. Gulrtid home 
Tuesday, and Wednesday. They left 
to-day for their home in Iowa, 

" Get your school supplies at this 
office. j 

Everybody smokes the American Star 
that good 5c cigar. 

Patronize our advertisers. They 
will treat you right, | 

posters now before the season opens, 
You can get them at this office; 

Wm. Bostwich transacted business 
at Thief River Falls the first of the 
week. j 

Dr. Froehlioh of Thjef River Falls, 
was a visitor in this village between 
trains Tuesday. 

Herb; C. .Johnson left Wednesday for 
Strathcqna, where he will visit with 
friends and relatives for a few days. 

The following have paid on • subscrip- 
tion the past week.— 
Otto C. Schultz, A. 0. Fladeland and 
P. H. Thoreson. 

We haye in stock a number of John 
Deere Low— Down manure spreaders, 
When in town look thern over. (3oop 
ridge Mercantile Company. 

'I v' / 

g L ^ ! '&&Q/W*W%.'*/%/%'*/V*' ' 

September 18th. 

Formal Opening of Neset's Jewelry Store in a fine new 
"' "on this day we will give a discount Df 20 per cent on all goods 


Every lady visiting our store on this day will be presented with 
a piece of cut glass as a souvenir. We want the ladies of this yic- 
to be our guests on this day. # " 

We will also have an up to date Optical department where we 
can take care of all cases for fitting glasses. 

! ;!*.■ 

Oiuf Neset 


Thief River Ealls, Minnesota 

I Important! STOP! Read! 

8 We have a very complete line of Lumber and Building 

R Materials constantly on hand at our Goodridge Yard, We can' 

k offer you at this time some rare bargains in lumber, which 

* cannot be duplicated elsewhere, Following we list a few of 

6 "these bargains. . /; ' x 

6 Special 6 inch No. 4 Flooring ancKDrop Siding 

jj $20.00 poT/thousand. 

R Special 6 inch No. 3 Flooring^and Drop Siding 

2 $24,00 per thousand. 

§ No. 2 Dimension "/ $22.00 per thousand 


K These prices-are far below regular prices and now is the 

g time to buy^as we may not be able to offer these a little latter 

s on. / 

Q Also we have especially attractive prices to offer on good 

\ 4. 6 and 8 foot lumber. 

\ A look at our stock will convince you of these facts. 

1 Winton = Nichols Lumber Co. \ 

P. P. Palmer autoed down from Erie 

James Nomeland, of Grygla, visited 
at Thief River Falls, to-day. 

Miss . Bessie Baltimore visited at 
Thief River Falls Wednesday evening. 

Young pigs for sale. Inquire at P. 
P. P^LM^R, Brie f M|nn. " (39-40) 

Quite a mjmber of people attended 
the Ladies' Aid at the Goodridge Hotel 

John Oftedahl and daughters of Thief 
River palls, were pleasant callers in 
our village Wednesday. 

J. I, Miller, of Detroit, with the At- 
lantic Elevator Co., transacted business 
in our village Wednesday. 

Mrs. R. Johnsrud, of Reiner, was a 
guest at the home of her son, A. R. 
Johnsrud, Wednesday afternoon. 

Mrs. Christ -Gulrud and Mrs. Fossum, 
of Thief River Falls, were guests at 
the G. C. Gulrud home Wednesday. 

Miss Christine Johnsrud, of Reiner, 
left Wednesday for Thief River Falls, 
where she is employed as "Hello girl". 

Mrs. Mabel Taylor returned from 
Erie Sunday, where she has been assist- 
ing her aunt, Mrs. Geo. Baird for a 
couple of weeks. 

Rev. O. Schultz, will conduct services 
at the Esplee school, next Sunday at 
10:00 o'clock a. m. Services are. in the 
German language. 

Jerry Race, of Reiner, left Wednes- 
day for Hager City, Wis. where he 
will visit with friends and relatives, 
and also look after his farm. 

Henry Petterson, of Grygla, returned 
Thursday from Thief River Falls, with 
a load of furniture for Mr. Anderson, 
cashier of the new bank at that place. 

Mrs. Rose Miller and son formerly of 
Germantown, arrived here Tuesday 
from Thief River Falls. Mrs. Miller 
has accepted a position as cook in the 
Goodridge Hotel, 

Axel K- Peterson, of Hutchinson, 
and Mr. Records, of Minneapolis, pas- 
sed thru our village Wednesday. They 
were enroute for Grygla, where they 
spent a day hunting. On their return, 
they spent a day visiting with Mr. 
Petersen brother, at this place. 

For Sale or Trade 

I have two hotejs doing a good husi-, 
ness in thriving towns in N. D. for sale 
or will trade for ^Iprthern Minnesota 
land. One is furnished throughout and 
has a small incumbrance while the other 
is clear of -all incumbrance. If you are 
interested, call on or write. . 

JcteK T. Lattimore, Agent. 

lltf ! Goodridge, Minn. 

Land For Sale 

I have a few quarter sections or iwild 
land and several improved farms for 
sale at reasonable prices. 

John T. Lattimore. 

Goodridge or Erie 

1 have secured the agency for several 
more 160 and 320 acre tracts of land in 
this vicinity and can fit you out in 

almost asy thing in the way of wild 
Jand or improved farms at very reason- 
able prices. John T. Lattimore. 


If you have any wool for sale, I will 
pay 25 cente per pound. Notify Cha'?. 
Fitennan, Goodridge, Minn. This gocd 
till further notice. 

Good young team,, farm horses for 
sale by W. H, QUIST. (37-38; ; 

We have a good quarter section farm 
for rent, located 3J£ miles northwest of 
Goodridge, 90 acres under cultivation 
and fair buildings. Call on or write 
Empire Farms Company, Thief River 
Falls, Minn. (37-39)" 

Bring It Back 

The party who took the 12 guage 
pump shotgun from Reson & Yohn's 
Livery Barn a short time ago, will re- 
turn it at once and save trouble as he 
is known, and will be prosecuted if the 
gun is not returned. 


Are You Going To Prove Up 

If so call at this office and have 
your application made out accurately 
and free of cost. 

P. C. Halversonl 





Fresh Groceries at reasonable prices, 

Call and see him when in I 


Farm For Sale 

Near Goodridge, 160 acres partly im- 
proved. A bargain at §35.00 per acre. 
Reasonable payment down. Six per 
cent interest on balance. For particu- 
lars inquire of John T. Lattimore, 
Goodridge, Minn, 


Blacksmith & 
Wood Worker 

Goodridge, Minnesota 

Pretty Ancient. 

"What is the oldest form of litera- 

"1 dunno, but I guess some of tb' 
pusical comedy jokes roust reach back 
pretty nearly that far," — Cleveland 
Plain Dealer. 

Farmers' Attention 

If you have any fat beef or pork, 
bring it in. Fat beef from ?3.50 to 
$4.50 per hundred, Hogs dressed $8.50 
to $9.50 per hundred, Chickens live 8 to 
9 cents and HideB 10' to 12 cents cash: 

(39-40) Goodridge, Minn. 


If you are looking for 
good City Lots. I have 
them at very low prices. 

Carl Lindstrorii 

Attorney at Law 

Hotary Public 

When In Goodridge 

Go To A First Class Hotel \ 

Board By Day Or Week J 

Good Accommodations. £ 

Charges Reasonable \ 

Goodridge Hotel I 

u L. J. FOSS, Proprietor m 


STRAYED:— Two red bull calves, 
one spotted bull calf and one mixed 
Jersey bull calf, all are about 3 months 
old. If found, notify Oscar Thoreson, 
Erie, Minnesota. (40-p) 

John T. Lattimore 1 

Justice of the Peace - , 

Real Estate Bought and Sold on Commission. 
All kinds of conveyances and contracts dn .wn 
and properly acknowledged. Collect ons 
given prompt and careful attention. 


Goodridge* Minnesota 

Take Noticfe 





Goodridge, Mavie, Thief River Falls, and Fosston, 


K«e»*»»oiJC»se»»£3iscK!e3t!Oiso<jaiS£K joooooHoncxwuiooom 

Homestead Relinquishment 

' $175.00 buys 40 acres good land i 
graded road four miles from Grygla. i 

! About ten acres brush; balance open. \ 

I Ten acres broke. Good small frame! 

! house, including stove, spring bed, ! 

! cooking utensils and dishes. Barn lb . 
x 20. Can be proved up without resi- j 
dence under Volstead Act, if desired. 
This is a bargain and requires immed- 
iate attention. H. 0. Bjornaas, 

Grygla, Minn. 

After June 1st. I will 
only on SATURDAY 
each week. If unfavorable 
weather will grind the following 
day. . | 


Cream Parlor 

East of Goodridge Hotel 

Complete line of 

' Cigars, 

Every Thing New 
And Up-ToDate. 

Fresh Fruit, 
Soft Drinks 
and Candies 

Also Manager And Owner of Goodridge Hall 

Herb C. Johnson 

Goodridge, - Minnesota. 


Cash Capital $10,000 

Surplus $2,000 

Have You a 
Bank Account? 

If you do not keep your money in our Bank, 
some day you'll envy the man who saved a part 
uf his earning. The establishing of a bank 
account is the first step toward acquiring a habit 
of thrift which ieafls to siicess. Money in our bank 
is safer tha"n anywhere else. A checking account 
is the simplest arid most convenient method of pay- 
i ing bills. 

Girl Wanted 

Young girl to assist with housework. 
Goodridge, Minn. 

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Breeding ewes not over four years 
old and ewe lambs. Write Henry Wer- 
ner, Thief River Falis. [38-40] 

For Sale 

Five young milch cows and one two- 
year old ahort horn bull. 

(37-39) Sec. 16, Hickory Township. 

Headquarters for Farm Loans 

Goodridg State Bankj 

'Wood Wanted 

We want good oakor poplar wood on 
subscription, Bring us a load and we 
will pay the difference in cash. ■ 

A. H. Fasel, President. 

Therein more Catarrh .In this wctiou of the 
country than all other diseases put tpFvtbur. 
and until .the lnnt few yean* was aappowd to be 
Incurable. For n (treat many years -iloctnr* 
pronounced it a local diabase and pre*cribed 
local reniedfoH. ami by com*tnntly lulllutr to wire 
'with local treatment, pronounced It Incurable. 
Science has proven Catarrh to be a cmmtltntfon- 
al disease, and therefore reqnlrea constitutional 
treatment. HuII'h Catarrh Oure. mnmiructnrrd 
by K. J. Cheney 4 Co.. Toledo, Ohio, is the only 
Ciinstitntlunal cure on the market. It In taken 
Internally. It nets directly on the Mood "anil 
- , inucoHB wurfacoH of the system. Tbt'y oiler tine 
B j hundred dollars for any case It tails to cure. 
I P fonenn Cnchipr fl j Send lor circular* and testimonial*. 

J. P. Jenson, cashier. fl AfldKN|: p 3 . CHESEY . ft co>i ToIwl(li . 

Q ! Bold by UrngjdPtfi, 7?-c, 
■5fJ- : Take Hall t rmnUy fills i\»r . oi:i!i;'6ii^::. 

Yes, Plows is the word that made the farmers think 

of hard work ten years ago, but now they can . 

look at the word plow with a smile. The 

John Deere Light Drift Gang, is not only 

the easiest plo-rir to handle but isthe 

the lightest draft plow made. 

j John Deere Light Draft Gang 

One of the good features of the 
John Deere gangs and sulky s plows ' 
it the Quick Detachable Shares, no other 
- plow are equipped with them. The Foot-Lift 

on the John Deere is the most simple and pract- 
ical device of the. kind in use. Come in and see us. 

[Goodridge Mercantile Go. 


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Kenneth Srtewold, an unsuccessful 
writer becauso of socialistic tendencies, 
sups with his friend Buinbrldge at Chau- 
dlere's restaurant In New Orleans and 
declares that If necessary he will steal to 

.keep from starving;. He holds up Andrew 
Galbralth, president of the Bayou State 
Security, in his privatn office and escape3 
with $K*.>,WX> in cash. By original methods 
ho escapes thft hue and cry and goes 
aboard the Belle Julie as a deckhand.' He 
unr.xp'jctMJy confronts Charlotte Farn- 
ham of Wihaska, Minn., who had seen 
him cash Gaibraith's check In the hank. 
Charlotte recognizes Griswold, hut de- 

■ cldt^ to write to Galbralth rather than the robber to the captain and 
■o incur unpleasant notoriety. 

CHAPTER V— Continued. 

"Don't try that again!" he warned, 
angrily. "If you've got to take it out 
on somebody, I'm your man." 

This was mutiny, and McGrath's 
remedy for that distemper was ever 
heroic. In a flash his big fist shot out 
and the crew looked to see its lighter 
champion go backward into the river 
at the impact. But the blow did not 
land. Griswold saw it coming and 
swerved the necessary body-breadth. 
The result was a demonstration of a 
simple theorem In dynamics. McGrath 
reeled under the Impetus of his own 
unresisted effort, stumbled forward 
♦gainst the low edge-line bulwark, 
flawed wildly at the fickle air and 
dropped overboard like a stone. 

The Belie Julie was forging ahead 
tt full speed. Clearing the intervening 
obstacles In a hurdler's leap, Griswold 
faced aft on the outer edge of the 
guards and jumped overboard in time 
to grapple the drowning man when he 
was within a few feet of the churn- 
ing wheel. The mate was terror-crazed 
and fought blindly. There was no 
time for trick or stratagem, and when 
the thunder of the wheel roared over- 
head, Griswold felt the jar of a blow 
and the mate's struggles ceased ab- 
ruptly. A gasping moment later the 
worst was over and the rescuer had 
his head out; was swimming gallantly 
In the wake of the steamer, supporting 
the unconscious McGrath and shouting 
lustily for help. 

The help came quickly. The alarm 
■had been promptly given, and the 
eight pilot was a man for an emer- 
gency, before the little-used yawl 
•could bo lowered, the steamer had 
*swf'pt a wide circle in mid stream and 

•"Don't Try That Again," 

the searchlight picked up the cast- 
aways. From that to placing the Belle 
Julie bo that the two bits of human 
flotsam could be hauled :n over the 
tows was but a skillful hand's turn of 
rudder-work, accomplished as cleverly 
as if the great steamboat had been a 
power-driven launch to be steered by 
a touch of the tiller. 

All this Charlotte saw. eshe was 
looking on when the two men were 
dragged aboard, the big Irishman still 
.-unconscious, and the rescuer in . the 
final ditch of exhaustion — breathless, 
. eodden, reeling with weariner.s. 

And afterward, when the Belle 
Julie's prow was once more turned to 
the north. Miss Farnham flew back to 
Jier stateroom with the ietter to Mr. 
<Salbraltb hidden in her bosom and 
clutched tightly as If she were afraid 
it might cry out its accusing secret of 
^ts own accord. 


and instantly risk his life in proof of 
the forgiveness, could not be a des- 
perate criminal. Conscience pointed 
out the alternative. A little careful 
Investigation would remove the doubt 
—or confirm It. Somebody on -the 
boat must know the deckhand, or 
know enough about him to establish 
his real identity. 

Charlotte worried over the wretched 
entanglement all day, and was so dis- 
trait and absent-minded that her aunt 
remarked it, naming it malaria and 
prescribing quinine. Whereat Char- 
lotte dissembled and put on a mask of 
cheerfulness, keeping it on until after 
the evening meal, and her aunt's early 
retiring. But when she was released 
she was glad enough to go out on the 
promenade just forward of the star- 
board paddle-box, where there were 
no after-dinner loungers, to be alone 
with her problem and free to pluage 
once more into its intricacies. 

It was possibly ten minutes later, 
while she stood leaning against a 
stanchion and watching the lights of a 
distant town rise but of the watery 
horizon ahead, that chance, the final 
arbiter In so many human Involve- 
ments, led her quickly into the valley 
of decision. She heard a man's step 
on the steeply pitched stair leading 
down from the hurricane d«cfc. Before 
she could turn away he was confront- 
ing her; tho man whose name on the 
Belle Julie's crew roster was John 
Wesley Gavitt. 

Griswold's appearance was less for- 
tuitous than it seemed to be. As a re- 
ward of merit for having saved the 
mate's life, he had been told off to 
serve temporarily as man-of -all-work 
for the day pilot, who chanced to be 
without a steersman. His watch In 
the pilothouse was over, and he was 
on his way to the crew's Quarters be- 
low when he- stumbled upon Miss 
Farnham. Mindful of his earlier slip, 
he passed her as If she had been in- 
visible. She let him go until her op- 
portunity was all but lost; then, pluck- 
ing courage out of the heart of des- 
peration, she spoke. 

"One moment, if you please; 3 — I 
want to ask yom something," she fal- 
tered; and he wheeled obediently and 
faced her. 

Followed a pause, Inevitable, but 
none the less awkward, for the one 
who was responsible. Griswold felt 
rather than saw, her embarrassment, 
and was generous enough to try to 
help her. 

"I think I know what you wish to 
say: you are quite at liberty to say 
1 it," he offered, when the pause had 
grown into an obstacle which she 
: seemed powerless to surmountj 

"I thought perhaps— I had hoped— 

oh, for goodness' sake, why did you 

do It?" she burst out, no longer able 

| to fence with the weapons of iridirect- 

j ness. 

'- t He answered her frankly. 

"It was the old story of one man's 
I overplenty and another man's need. 
Have you ever. known what it'means 
to go hungry for sheer poverty's 
sake? — but, of course, you haven't." 
"No," she admitted. 
"Well, I have; I was hungry that 
morning; very hungry. I know this 
doesn't excuse the thing — to you. But 
perhaps it may help to explain it" 

"I think I can understand — a little. 
But surely—" 

He stopped her with a quick little 

"I know what you are going to Bay — 
that I should have been willing to 
work, or even to beg, rather than 
steal. I was willing to work; X was 
not willing to beg. I know It is all 
wrong from your point of view; but I 
should be sorry to have you think 
that I did what I .believed to he 

"But think of it; If you are right, 
everyone else must be wrong!" 

"No; not quite everyone. But that 
Is a very large question, and we 
needn't go into It I confess that my 
method was unconventional; a little 
more summary than that of the usu- 
rers and the strictly legal robbers, but 
quite as defensible. For they rob the 
poor and the helpless, while I merely 
dispossessed one rich corporation of 
a portion of its exactions from the 

"Then you axe not sorry? I saw 
you yesterday afternoon and hoped 
you were." 

He laughed unpleasantly. "I was 
sorry, then, and I am now; for the 
same reason. I have lost the money." 
"Lost It?" she gasped.- "How?" 
"I had hidden it, and I suppose some- 
one else has found it. It is alt right, 
so far as the ownership is concerned; 
; but I am still self-centered eaough to 
I be chagrined about It" 

'But you muBt have returned it in 
You could never have been 

^.xj avunt. . l«t me lc'1 you ivnat 1 did. 
^^ thad a weapon, as you hare read. I 
tied It up with the money in a hand* 
kerchief. There -was always the 
chance x of their catching me, and I had 
made up my mind that my last free 
act would be>to drop the bundle into 
the river. So you see you need not 
hesitate on that score." ..,': 

- "Then you know what it is that I 
muBt do 7" X ■ 

"Assuredly. I knew it yesterday, 
when I Baw that you had recognized 
me. It was very merciful in you to 
reprieve me, even for a few hours; 
but you will pardon me if I say it 
was wrong?" 

"Wrong!" she burst out "Is it gen- 
erous to say that to me? Are you so 
indifferent yourself that you think ev- 
eryone else Is indifferent, too?" 

He smiled under cover of the dark- 

"I know you are not Indifferent; you 
couldn't be. But you must be true to 
yourself, at whatever cost Will you 
go to Captain Mayfleld now?" 
She hesitated. 

"I thought .of doing that at first," 
she began, postponing to a more con- 
venient Beason the unnerving reflec- 
tion that she was actually discussing 
the ways and means of it with him. 
"It seemed to be the simplest thing 
to do. But then I saw what would 
happen; that I should he obliged — " 

Again he stopped her with a ges- 

"I understand. We must guard 
against that at all hazards. You must 
not be dragged into It, you know, 
even remotely." 

"I wrote a letter to — to Mr. Gal- 
braith," she confessed. 
"And you have not sent it?" 
"No. If I had, I shouldn't have 
spoken to you." 

"To be sure. I suppose you signed 
the letter?" 

"That was a mistake. You must 
rewrite it, leaving out your name, and 
send it All you need to say- Is that 
the man who robbed the Bayou State 
Security is escaping on the Belle Ju- 
lie; that he 1b disguised as a deok- 
hand, and that his name on the steam- 
er's books is John Wesley Gavitt 
That will be amply sufficient" 

She waB silent for a moment Then: 
"Why mustn't I sign It? They will 
pay no attention to an anonymous let- 
ter. And, besides, it seems so — so 

■ "They will telegraph to every river 
landing ahead of us within an hour 

"One Moment, If You Please." 


On the morning following the rescue 
«f the mate, Charlotte Farnham awoke ■ the end. 
"with the conviction that she had been j content to keep it" 
/miraculously saved from .incurring the j "Do you think so?" he rejoined, 
penalties dealt' out to those who rush : think I could have been quite content 
iilndly into the thick of things with- j to keep it. But' that Is past; it is 
out due thought and careful consld- i gone, and I couldn't return it if I 
eration. ! wanted to." 

But the Puritan conscience was not ; "No," she acquiesced; 

to be entirely silenc«d. Reason sits 
in a higher seat Lhan that occupied by 
the ftniscc, and reason argued that a 

'and that 
makes It all the harden" 

"For you to do "what you must do? 
But you mustn't think of that I 

after your letter reaches New Or- 
leans; you needn't doubt that And 
the suppression of your name isn't 
cowardly; It Is merely a Justifiable bit 
of Belf-protection. It Is your duty to 
give the alarm; but when you have 
done that, your responsibility ceases. 
There are plenty of people who can 
identify me If I am taken back to 
New Orleans. You don't want to be 
summoned as a witness, and you 
needn't be." 

She saw th6 direct manlike wisdom 
of all this, and was quick to appreci- 
ate his delicate tact In effacing the 
question of the reward without even 
referring to ft But his stoicism was 
almost appalling. 

"It 1b very Bhocklng!" Bhe mur- 
mured; "only you don't seem to real- 
ize it at all." 

"Don't I? You must remember that 
I have been argutog from your point 
of view. My own !b quite unchanged. 
It Is your duty to do what you must 
do; it Is my affair to avert the conse- 
quences to myself if I can manage it 
without taking an unfair advantage of 
your frankness." 
"What will you do?" 
"It would he bad faith now for me 
to try to nm away from the steamer, 
as I meant to do. So far, yau have 
bound mo by your candor. But be* 
yond that I make no promises. My 
parole will he at an end when the offi- 
cers appear, and I shall do what X can 
to dodge, or to escape if I am taken. 
Is that fair?" 

"It is more than fair; I can't under- 

"What ifl it that you can't under- 

"How you can do this; how you can 
do such things as the one you did last 
night, and still—" 

He finished the sentence for her— 
"and .still be a common robber of 
banks, and the like. I fancy it is a 
bit puzzling— from your point of view. 
Sometime, perhaps, we shall all un- 

i aiiaU be your grateful debtor for what 
you have done tonight May I go 

She gave him leave, and when he 
was gone, she went to. her stateroom 
to write as he had suggested. An hour 
later she gave the newly written letter 
to the night clerk; and the thing was 
done. - 

In the ordinary course of things. 
Miss - Farnham's letter should have 
reached New Orleans in time to have 
procured Griswold's arrest at any one 
of a score of landings south of Mem- 
phis. When the spires of the Ten- 
nessee metropolis disappeared to the 
southward, he began to think that her 
resolution had failed. 

He had no means of knowing that 
Bhe had given her letter to the night 
clerk within^the hour of their inter- 
view on the saloon deck promenade; 
nor did he, or anyone else, know that 
it had lain unnoticed and overlooked 
on the clerk's desk until the Belle 
Julie reached Cairo. Such, however, 
was the pregnant fact; and to this 
purely accidental delay GriBwoId owed 
his first sight of the chief city of Mis- 
souri lying dim and shadowy under its 
mantle of coal smoke. 

The Belle Julie made her landing In 
the early evening, and Charlotte was 
busy up to the last moment getting 
her own and her aunt's belongings 
ready for the transfer to the upper 
river steamer on which they were to 
complete their Journey to Minnesota. 
Hence, It was not until the Belle Julie 
was edging her way up. to the stone- 
paved levee that Charlotte broke her 
self-imposed rule and slipped out upon 
the port promenade. 

The swing stage was poised In the 
air ready to be lowered, and two of 
the deckhands were dropping, from 
tha shore end to trail the bowline up, 
the paved slope to the nearest moor- 
ing ring. There was an electric arc 
light opposite the steamer's berth, and 
Charlotte shaded her eyes with her 
hands to follow the motions of the 
two bent figures under the dripping 

One of the men was wearing a cap, 
and there was a small bundle hanging 
at his belt She recognized him at 
once. At the mooring ring he was the 
one who stooped to make the line fast, 
and the other, a negro, stod'd aside. At 
that moment the landing stage fell, 
and in the confusion of debarkation 
which promptly followed, the thrilling 
bit of byplay at the mooring ring 
passed unnoticed by all save the silent 
watcher on the saloon deck. 

While the man in the cap was still 
on his knees, two men stole from the 
shadow of the nearest freight pyramid 
and flung themselves upon him. He 
fought fiercely for a moment, and 
though he was more than doubly out- 
; weighed, rose to his feet, striking out 
i viciously and dragging his assailants 
' up with him. In the ' struggle the 
bundle dropped from his belt, and 
Charlotte saw him kick it aside. The 
waiting negro, caught it deftly and 
vanished among the freight pyramids; 
whereupon one- of the attacking pair 
wrenched himself out of the three-man 
scuffle and darted away in pursuit 
i This left -but a single antagonist for 
the .fugitive, and Charlotte's sympa- 
thies deserted her convictions for the 
moment But while she was biting 
her lip to keep from crying out, the 
fugitive stepped back and held out 
his hands, and she saw the gleam of 
polished metal reflecting the glare of 
the arc light when the officer snapped 
the handcuffs upon his wrists. 

It was with a distinct sense of cul- 
pability oppressing her that she went 
back to her aunt and she was careful 
not to let the invalid see her face. For- 
tunately, there was a thing to be done, 
and the transfer to the other steamer 
came opportunely to help her to re- 
establish. _the balance of things dis- 

She was sorry, but, after all, the 
man had only himself to blame. None 
the less, the wish that someone else 
might have been his betrayer was 
promising to grow later into remorse- 
ful and lasting regret when, with her 
aunt, she left the Belle Julie and 
walked up the levee to go aboard the 
Star of the North/ 

qUh/iM with M-csratn. -ra« man was 
grateful and loyal according to his 
gifts, and Griswold's need was too 
pressing to stick at any trifle of un- 

"Mose, you'll go ashore with. me on 
the spring line," he said, when he 
found his man at the heel of tho land- 
ing stage. 

"Yes, sub, Mars' Gravitt; dat's me, 

"All right You see this bundle. If 
anybody tackles me while we're mak- 
ing fast, I'm going to drop it, and you 
must get it and run away. Do you 

"Whut-all mus' I do when l's done 
tuk put wid hit?" 

. "Get away, first; then keep out of 
sight and hang around the levee for 
an hour or two. If I don't turn up be- 

Grlswold Knew That the Leveled Pis- 
tol Meant Surrender or Death. 


Moses Ichthyophagui, 
Jfter suffering all the pangB of 
those who lose between the touch and 
the clutch, Griswold had found the 
red-handkerchief bundle precisely 
where it had been hidden; namely, 
buried safely in the deckload of 
sacked coffee on the engine-room 

It came to light "in the final half- 
hour of the voyage, when he and his 
mates were transferring the coffee to 
the main deck, forward. It had not 
been disturbed; and what had hap- 
pened was obvious enough, after the 
fact After its hiding, arm's-length 
deep, la a cranny between the sacks, 
some sudden Jar of the boat had 
slightly shifted the cargo, closing one 
cranny and opening dnother. 

With the money once more In his 
possession he had * swift return of 
the emotions which had thrilled him 
when he found himself standing on 
the sidewalk in front of the Bayou 
State Security with the block of bank- 
notes under his arm. 

As to the battle for the keeping 
which was probably awaiting him at 
the St liOuis landing, the prospect of 
coming to blows, man-fashion, with 
the enemy, was not wholly unwel- 

The few necessary preliminaries 
were arranged while the Belle Julie 
was backing and filling for the land- 
ing. Since to be taken with the 
mone> in his possession was to give 
tho enemy tho chance of winning at 
on?* stroke both the viirtory and the 
dnrstand things better than we do spoils, he made a confederate of the 
£(.*•*. "*»i'i to that, time, '.a-l beyond It n*g-*». whoso pars ho had u;tcc In th 

fore, you get tired, pitch the thing into 
the Tlver and go about your business. 
If you open -it, it'll conjure you worse 
than any Obi-man you ever heard of." 
"No, suh! I ain't gwine open hit, 
Cap'm— not if dey's cunjah in hit; no, 

"Well, there Is— the worst kind of 
conjure this old world has ever known. 
But it won't hurt you if you don't 
meddle with it Keep your wits about 
you and be ready to grab it and run. 
Here we go." 

The pilot had found his wharfage 
and was edging the Belle Julie up to 
it The bow men paid out slack, and 
Griswold and the black, dropping 
from the swinging stage, trailed the 
end of tho wet hawser up to the near- 
est mooring ring. Griswold bade the 
negro keep watch and knelt to knot 
the hawser in the ring. While the 
negro' sentinel was stammering, 
"L-1-lookout, Mars' Cap'm!" the trap 
was sprung. 

In deference to the upcoming pas- 
senger from the Belle Julie, the two 
man catchers tried to do their job qui- 
etly. But Griswold would not have it 
soj and he was up and had twisted 
himself free when a blow from a 
clubbed pistol drove him back to his 
knees. Half stunned by the clubbing, 
he still made shift to spring afoot 
again, to drop his handkerchief bundle 
and kick it aside, and to close with his 
assailants while the negro was snatch- 
ing up the treasure and darting away 
among the freight pyramids. After 
that he had but one thought; to keep 
the two plain-clothes men busy until 
the negro had made his escape. Even 
this proved to be a forlorn hope, since 
the smaller of the two instantly broke 
away to .give chase, while the other 
stepped.back, spun his weapon in air, 
and leveled it. 

Rage-blinded as he was, Griswold 
knew that the leveled pistol meant 
surrender or death. When his captor 
had handcuffed him and was 1 walking 
him toward a closed carriage drawn 
up before the nearest saloon in the 
river-fronting street, he ventured to 
ask what he was wanted for. 

"You'll find that out soon enough," 
was tho curt reply, and nothing more 
was said until the carriage was 
reached and the door had been jerked 
open. "Get in!" commanded the maj- 
esty of the law, and when the door 
was slammed upon the captive, the 
plain-clothes man turned to tho driver, 
a little wizened Irishman "with a face 
like a shriveled winter apple. "What 
time does that New Orleans fast train 
pull out?" 

Griswold heard the reply : "Slvin- 
forty-five, sorr," and something in the 
thin, piping voice gave him fresh 
courage. Through the open window 
of the carriage he saw his captor 
glance at his watch and begin an im- 
patient sentry beat up and down un- 
der the electric transparency advertis- 
ing the particular brand of whisky 
specialized by the saloon. He was evi- 
dently waiting for his colleague, to. 
bring in the negro, and time passed. 
The spring evening was raw and 
chilly, and the open doors of the sa- 
loon volleyed light and warmth and a 
beckoning invitation. Griswold's gift, 
prostituted to the service of the 
changed point of view, bade him read 
in the red face, the loose lip and the 
bibulous eyes the temptation that was 
gripping the plain-clothes man. 

By a careful contortion of the man- 
acled hands, which seemed suddenly 
to have become endowed with the 
crafty deftness of the hands of a pick- 
pocket, he found his working capital 
in a pocket of the short-sleeved coat. 
It had been diminished ouly by the 

the negro. Se'.Wfshfcd h» nigh*- taw 
had a glimpse of tho little Irish cab- 
man's face. Since he had not, he 
made two hundred dollars of the 
money into a compact roll and put the 
remainder back Into the inner pocket 
It was only a minute or two after 
this that the red-faced man's impa- 
tience blossomed into the thirst that 
will not be denied, and he went into 
the saloon to get a drink, first putting 
the cabman on guard. 

"Get down here and keep an eye on 
this dicky-bird," he ordered. "Slug 
him if he tries to make a break." 
But the cabman hung back.- 
"I'm no flghtin' man, sorr; an', be- 
sides, I don't dare lave me harrses," 
he objected. But the officer broke in 

"What the devil are you afraid of? 
He's got the clamps on, and couldn't 
hurt you if he wanted to. Come down 

The little Irishman clambered down 
from his box reluctantly, with the 
reins looped over his arm. When he 
peered in. at the open window of the 
carriage the big. man had passed be- 
yond the swinging screens of the sa- 
loon entrance and Griswold seized his 
opportunity quickly. . 

"What'syour job worth, my man?" 
he whispered. 

The cabman snatched a swift glance 
over his shoulder before he ventured 
to answer. 

"Don't yez be timptln' a poor maa 
wid a wife an" slvin cbilder liangin'.to 
urn — don't yez do it, sorr!" 

Griswold, the brother-keeping, would 
have thought twice before opening 
any door of temptation for a brother 
man. But the new Griswold had no 

"It's two hundred dollars to you if 
you can get me away from here be- 
fore that red-faced drunkard conies 
back. Have a runaway — anything I 
Here's the money!" 

For a single timorous instant the 
cabman hesitated. Then he took the 
roll of money and crammed it into his 
pocket without looking at it. Before 
Griswold could brace hlmseU .there 
was a quick whish of the whip, a pip- 
ing cry from "the driver, and the 
horses sprang away at a reckless gal- 
lop, with the little Irishman hanging 
to the reins and shouting feebly like a 
faint-hearted Autoraedon. 

Griswold caught a passing glimpse 
of the red-faced man wiping his lips 
In the doorway of the saloon as the 
carriage bounded forward; and when 
■the critical instant came, he was care- 
ful to fall out on the rlverward side 
Of the vehicle. It was a desperate ex- 
pedient, since he could not wait to 
choose tho favorable moment, and the 
handcuffs made him practically help- 
less. Chance saved the clumsy escape 
from resulting in a speedy recapture. 
When he tumbled out of tho lurching 
carriage* he was hurled violently 
against something that figured as a 
wall of solid masonry and was half 
stunned by the concussion. None th& 
less, he had wit enougji to lie motion- 
less in tho shadow of the wall, and 
the hue and cry, augmented by this 
time to a yelling mob, swept past 
without .discovering him. 

When it was safe to do so. he sat 
up and felt for broken bones. There 
were none; and he looked about him. 
The wall of masonry resolved itself 
Into a cargo of brick piled on the 
levee side of the street, and obeying 
tho primary impulse of a fugitive, ha 
quickly put the sheltering bulk of it 
between himself and the lighted thor- 

The next. step had to be resolutely 
thought out. How was he tu j:et rid 
of the handcuffs? Any policeman 
would have a key; and there were 
doubtless plenty of locksmiths in St. 
Louis. But both of these sources of 
assistance were out of the question. 
Whom, then? Tiie answer came in 
ono word — McGrath. On a day when 
the upriver voyage was no more than 
fairly begun, one of the neRroe.s in the 
crew had procured a bottle of bad 
whisky. To pacify him the mate had 
put him in irons, using two pairs of 
handcuffs for the purpose. Therefore, 
McGrath must have a key. 

But would McGrath do It? That re- 
mained to be seen; and since hesita- 
tion was no part of Griswold's equip- 
ment, he covered the fetters as well 
as he could with a scrap at bagging, 
and walked boldly down the levee and 
aboard the Belle Julie, falling into lint 
with tho returning file of roustabouts* 
The mate was at the heel of the 
foot plank, and he saw at once what 
the scrap of sacking was meant to 

"Hello, there, Gavitt! "-he called, no* 
less gruffly than of yore, but without 
the customary imprecation; "what am 
ye doing with thlra things on?" 

Griswold told a straight story, con- 
cealing nothing— not even the detec- 
tive's refusal to tell him what he was 
arrested .for. 

"Ye'd ought to find that cabby and 
buy him a seegyar," was the mate's" 
comment "So ye legged it, did yo?" 
He led the way up to his quarters 
In the texas, and telling Griswold tc 
wait, went down on his knees to rum 
mage in the locker beneath the berth. 
"I've got a couple o' pair av thinj 
things' in hero, somewhere, and maybe 
the key to 'em will fit yours?" 

Parrots Fall as Sentinels. 

Parrots as aeroplane sentinels han 
not proved the entire success the;t 
were expected to. A parrot, long be 
fore human eye or glass can detect 
the approach of an aeroplane, wil) 
screech and flap about in wild exclt» 

A number were placed In Eiffel tow- 
er to signal the approach of h'ostiit- 
craft, but as tho hird3 failed to di» 

tinguish between, friend and loe, thai* 
hundred dollars put into John Gavitt's' usefulnesses sentiaels vas coaatdw 
anc.K ami lUc- twenty he Ii.i-J tivea '«W> -HroUei. " 







Old Spirit of Knighthood Main- 
tained Among Aviators. 


HAT thin strip upon the 
eastern coast of the Med- 
iterranean sea, the Holy 
Land, sacred to the be- 
lievers of three world-re- 
ligions, to Christians, 
Jews and Moslems, and 
ground wherein were 
cradled ideals which 
have made almost all 
civilization tributary, is 
a bridge between the 
Moslem, power in Asia Minor and the 
Moslem power in Egypt, and so as- 
sumes strategic importance in the war 
Df tho nations. Yet the Holy Land is 
a land embalmed in the spirit and cus- 
toms of 3,000 years ago, according to 
a description of village life there as 
prepared by John D. Whiting for Jho • 
National Geographic society: 

"Manners and customs which pre- 
vailed in Palestine In Biblical days are 
Btill unchanged. While the townspeo- 
ple are losing their ancient customs 
and quaint costumes, the villagers 
are, in these things, as they were 3,- 
000 years ago. Three distinct classes 
Inhabit the land; the Bedouin, a no- 
madic, war-loving race; the Fellaheen, 
agriculturists, shepherds and village 
dwellers; and the Madaniyoh, who 
live in the towns and cities and are 

"The present-day villages are locat- 
ed, as a role, either on the tops of 
hills, originally for protection, -or near 
some spring or source of water. Many 
are built uponthe foundations of build- 
ings whose origin dates back thou- 
sands of years. There does not exist 
a single example of a peasant village 
that has been founded in modern 

"Village streets are crooked, nar- 
row and unpaved. The farmers' 
houses are crowded close together for 
protection. These houses consist of 
one large room, usually square. About 
two-thirds of the space within is de- 
voted to a raised, masonry platform, 
some 8 to 10 feet above the ground, 
and this is the kitchen, storeroom, 
bedroom and living room of the fam- 
ily. Below this platform, the cattle 
and flocks are housed, goats and 
sheep, a few work cattle, and. perhaps 
a donkey or camel. 
"Each village has a guest chamber 

New pnotograph of the czar of Russia and his heir, the czarevitch, garbed 
in the uniform of officers of the Russian army. The young man Booms to 
have outgrown his invalidism. 


Bernhard Kellermann Describes 
Trench War at Souchez. 


which Is the social center for all the 
village men, who love companionship 
and are great gossips. Each day, by 
turn, one of the villagers furnishes 
the coffee, beans and sugar, to be 
served to the men who gather at the 
guest chamber. He, also, supplies the 
food and bedding if some ordinary 
guests come along. 

"They are, of course, great respect- 
ers of persons; so that if a common 
man happens in, a couple of fried eggs 
with bread and olives will do for him. 
If a more important personage ar- 
rives, a pair of roast chickens is pro- 
vided for his supper; but If a still 
more honored one or a company of 
men apear, a lamb or kid is killed. 
The village guestchatnber is a club of 
the village men. 

"Children\In the peasant families 
arc always welcomed. . The father 
prides himself on his boys. Even the 
mother prefers them, and when ques- 
tioned as to the number of her. off- 

Roads and Paths for Miles Around 
'- Under Fearful Fire — Little Ham- 
let Now Is Marked for 
All Time. 

Winner of Mile Run Explodes Anglo- 
American Trad/ition That One 
Man Can't Have Both. 

That the possession of brawn does 
uot necessarily preclude tho posses- 
sion of brains is the lesson taught us 
by young Norman S. Taber. lately an 
Oxford Rhodes scholar, who recently 
in the Harvard stadium established a 
new world's record of four minutes 
twelve and three-fifths seconds for 'the 
mile run, breaking by three-twentieths 
of a second tho record of four min- 
utes twelve and three-fourths seconds, 
which was established by W. G. 
George of England twenty-nine years 

Stop watches today record fifths — 
lot fourths— of a second. It may 
ceera like putting too fine a point upon 
a running race to time it to twentieths 
of a second; but in this ago of special- 
ization nothing is more highly special- 
ized than athletics; and as five of. the 
most reliable watch holders in the 
country all caught Mr. Tabor's time 
alike, there is little doubt that he fair- 
ly tied the record and that technically 
he certainly broke it. . 

But, as we said before, the inter- 
esting thins about this achievement 
of wind and muscle is that it was ac* 


lished by a man of more ttaaX 
ordinary intellectual development. 
Mr." Taber is an American who, after 
his graduatmn from Brown university, 
went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. 
He was a runher of ability when at 
Brown; he continued to develop brain 
and- body together fiVpxford, and his 
running has improved as his mind has 
broadened and matured. \^ 

There is a special reason why 
Americans should be proud of Mr. 
Taber's achievement, however. Until 
recently it had been a tradition that. 
v.-liHKAuiericaiis were supreme in the 
dashes, and field events, -which require 
tense skill, end quick effort rather 
than endurance, they were usually in- 
ferior to fheir 'British, cousins in the 
long runs, which' .require what the 
Englishman calls "bottom." or what 
the American youth less euphoniously 
'terms "guts." Mr. Taber has helped, 
to shatter this tradition and vindicate 
the American staying power. 

How Far New York Trains Travel. 

The subway and elevated trains in 
the boroughs of Manhattan and the 
Bronx, New York city; travel every 
day a distance of more than twice the 
circumference of the globe. 


spring, she will say she has five chil- 
dren and two girls or whatever . the 
numbers may. be. This is the more 
strange since the would-be husband 
must pay his father-in-law a hand- 
some price for the girl, while boy3 
are a heavy expense, and their wives 
and weddings are costly affairs. 

"Women are looked upon as some- 
thing inferior.. The woman may nev- 
er call her husband by his first name, 
but "Oh rather of Ahmed', or whatever 
the eldest son's name mny be. The 
wife likewise takes the name of her 
first-born son. The husband will nev- 
er say 'my wife' or mention her first 
name, but will say either 'the mother 
of Ahmed' or 'my family", 'the relative 
in my house', 'the forbidden'-, or the 
daughter of my uncle!' The reason 
for this last title is that the village 
man in the Holy Land marries his first 
cousin in preference to anyone else, 
and in fact she cannot marry another 
if he wants her. 

"When the fellah or peasant child 
is born, its tender skin, without bein^ 
washed, is rubbed with olive oii and 
salt. For seven consecutive days it is 
reoiled, and when a week old gets its 
first bath and is again oiled. In some 
localities they consider it unsafe tc 
bathe the baby before it is 10 days old. 
Mortality among the babies i.s great, 
and it is not to be wondered at, tor in 
view of the rough treatment they re- i 
ccive, it becomes a question c" tho 
survival of the fittest. i 

.. "The ways of these village folk, j 
their methods of agriculture," of ad- 
ministration, of household aad com- j 
munity, and of sanitation are primi- 
tive reminiscences of the days before 
the coming of Christ. The refuse of 
their villages are piled in great heaps 
around It, and there left Xo foster. 
Their plowing is a bare scratching ct 
the ground with wcoiien p!ov.-s, v.iiilo 
they thresh their grain by Cailing and 
treading, and mill it in stone mortars. 
"The marriage customs of these peo- 
ple are interesting. Young men mar- 
ry at about twenty, and girls between 
twelve and sixteen. The son, on com- 
ing of marriageable age, picks his 
wife by choice of night— no courtship 
is allowed — when his father arranges 
ail further details. The girl has no 
voice in the matter. The price of a 
bride depends on her aso, beauty, use- 
fulness and family connections. It 
ranges, in our money, from $100 tu 


(International News Service.) 
On the Western German Front— I 
have seen them and talked to them, 
the men fighting out there' In the 
trenches of Souchez. Just now they 
are resting, but tonight they will be 
fighting again like demons. The roads 
and paths for miles, around are under 
a fearful fire. Almost every second a 
shell bursts with n deafening roar. 
Through this inferno they must pass, 
jthep they will be In Souchez. 

What is Souchez? A small village 
which nobody knew a few months 
ago and which now will never be for- 
gotten again. The little hamlet is 
marked for all time, like Gr&vclotte 
and Woerth. If hell keeps books the 
name of Souchez rn'ist be entered in 
large letters. 

There is nothing left of the village 
but a heap of ruir.s. Tho trenches are 
a few hundred yards from the village, 
behind a curtain of fire. Through 
this curtain cur boys' in gray must 
pass. There are no communicating 
passages— the French artillery on the 
heights of Loretto does not permit 
them. The trenches can only be 
reached over the open field, through i 
the unceasing hail of French shells. 

But our men are fearless. Their 
uniforms were all field-gray at one 
time, hut nobody is able to distinguish 
their color now. Only the first ser- 
geant looks aR If he just came from 
the tailor shop. VI is uniform is spot- 
less and his hands are carefully mani- 

With the leng nails of his lit 
fir.«er ho traces the' position on th 
man. Bcioro the war he was a hiah ' 
Krhool professor, but no v.* ho is a col- 
dier every inch of him. 

'.'This is our trench." be said, c\- 
plaining the map ti me. "Ovor/ik^rc 
on the heights the artillery At the 
enemy sir.v.ds. ; / 

"Yesterday vc vrere under j heavy 
f-*;*o from seven o'clock in the, ciorn- 
'.:il' till nine o'c!r-k at ::;-ht. 1 Tho 
trench wr.s destroyed ami wo I wc-r? 
buried. / ! 

"About n:::e o'clock in tbe. eyer.!"jrr 

ades and had to run. They sent vol- 
leys after me, but I safely reached our 
trench again and jumped Into one of 
the craters." 

Then the noncommissioned officer 

"The Frenchmen believed them- 
selves sure of their success, hut our 
lieutenant was ready for them. He 
sent eight men ahead into the craters 
and the fire of this little detachment 
mowed the enemy down when he 
came on In close formation. In the 
meantime our machine guns had beon 
brought Into action and tho French 
were driven back in front and at our 

"But the section of the trench for' 
which we fought had become useless 
to us. We gave It up and slowly re- 
treated, keeping the enemy at a re-: 
spectful distance by a heavy rifle fire.: 

"For a short while the enemy took 
possession of our destroyed ditch, but 
he could not hold it. When we re- 
took It by a counter-attack we found 
it filled with the bodies of dead 
French soldiers. We quickly dug our- 
selves in again, but tomorrow the re- 
paired trench may be in the hands ot 
the enemy once more. Then we will- 
have to retake it again, and so it; 
goes on." 


^i^f^-rT-' 1 

Foresters Utilize it to Flash Mes- 
x sages by Morse Tele- 

"X graph Code. 

The new acetylene signal lantern 
ibed In the national forest service for 
Signaling by the Morse telegraphic 
code works so successfully that mes- 
sages can be read by' the naked eye 
at a distance of fifteen mlies in. clear 
weather, and the lantern has been 
worked to good advantage over a dis- 

tance of nineteen miles when good 
binoculars were used at the receiving 

The gas is produced by the ordi- 
nary carbide and water, and the tank, 
which is adjustable to the back of the 
lantern, Is sufficiently large for about 
three hours of signaling. 

When burning normally only 
enough gas is admitted to the lantern 
to maintain a minute flame, but when 
the controlling key is depressed the 
gas aperture Is enlarged and the Same 
flares up instantly, producing a 

"flash." which continues so long as the 
key is kept depressed. The dots and 
dashes of the Morse code are pro- 
duced by manipulation of the key. — 
Popular Mechanics. 

The Instinct of Precedence. 

"Of course, your wife favors votes 
for women?" 

"Yes," replied Mr. Meekton; "but 
I suspect shell find it hard to ap- 
prove of any plan that allows somef 
of the women she knows . to vote £ogf 
the same as she does N 

-hells r/---r;in to 



i tr. 


y hvor .:s| 
drive had: 

a re- 

to storni wn?.i was 
left o:' our t-en-.h. pur lieutenant 
?ho;?t'j:] a ecmr.^and and ;n a monies; 
our trench rcscn*.!)'.";! an ant-heap. We 
di!* or-sc-lYr-s out. Mont of our guns 
had br^iixe useless, but we| ball hand- 




lit we s.- 

Frr:p.,'-h swooped down upon 
nt n couple of rlc-ens of 
their ranks. The sn:o!;e 
tbci we could not sec 

tho enemy recoiled, 
g ii3 finished, he ad- 

wa:; ro lhi< 
carrh oilier. 

"For a moment 
but then believin 

vanccd again, as hfe had received re- 
onforccnicnt.i: yoking, singing and 
laughing we ti:raw still more grenades. 

"At the same moment we noticed 
that the Frenchmen were [also begin- 
ning to attack from one of their 
trenches at our right, in the direction 
of the sugar refinery. JLike peas 
from a barrel they came pouring out 
of the smoke/ The lieutenant shout- 
ed: 'One man J to the front with 
grenades!" A single soldier advanced 
and started to (throw .bombs. Who 

■WES It?" !; 

"I did It." answered one of the men. 
a farmer from | Silesia. "I took an 
armful of grenades and fired away at 
random, but the: bombs hit their mark. 
The Frenchmen} fell back. When they 
advanced again! I had no more gran- 

: Anonvmity 

*:'hi' rno:;: rci.-fiit i;.:o;-.":r:.i.-'.! r : 
'iZ'.:?.::crc, qi:ec:i of I i i : J ;;■: i:t. v. hiri- 
was r.iad'i on the porr-h o*.;:-:i:le lii'.' 
royr.l p::latc at £o:;ii:a. :-!;o.-. s kw 
•.vcaring the simplr irjiivc* ci..:iu:::f; of 
her fubj'.cis. T!:» queen before 
i'.er marriage to the Bulgarian kin;.; 
was the Princess> of ileuiz- 
Kostritz, a favorite at the Russian 
court. She is distinguished for ln j .f. 
work in the Red Cross; field, having 
been head of one o;' the largest Red 
Cross hospital during the Russiai:- 
Japanese war. She may be called 
upon scon, should her country be 
drawn into the present war, to again 
do the effective Red Cross work for 
which she is noted. 

Confederate Twins. 
Pittsboro. N. C. — Messrs. James and 
John. Burns of this county are twin3 
and are probably the oldest twins in 
this state, being over seventy-seven 
years old. They recently had their 
photographs taken together for the 
first time In their long lives. They 
werp both Confederate sohtfets 

Saw Far Ahead. 
Wichita, Kan.— Mrs. Clara Fay, se> 
cnty-seven years old, who died hero 
recently, had prepared for ber demise, 
leaving nothing undone in funeral 04 
burial nrrangementa. 


British and German Air Raiders No- 
tify Enemy of Fate of Rival Avi- 
ators — Flyers Are Type With 
Marked Characteristics. 


(International News Sen-ice.) 

British Headquarters, France.— 
"Though it hns been repeatedly Btat^ 
ed that chivalry does not exist in this 
war," said a British aviator, "this does 
not apply to the British and German 
aviation branches. Whether it is the 
individualism of our work and its nov- 
elty, or whatever it is that Is respon- 
sible, something of the old spirit ot 
knighthood maintains among the 
flyers of the air. When a British avi- 
ator has to descend in - the German 
lines, whether from engine trouble of 
because his engine or his plane ha» 
been damaged by antiaircraft gunfire* 
the nest day the Germans report tc* 
us his name and whether he survived; 
and if so, whether he is wounded. Wei 
always do the same. It has come td 
be a custom." 

The reports are made In a manner, 
worthy of -airmen and they are thai 
only communications that ever pass 
between the two foes, which watch* 
for heads to snipe at from theif 
trenches. What is called a "message 
bag" is dropped over the British lines 
by a German or over the German lines 
by a British aviator— sometimes when 
he is in the midst of bursting shells 
from tho antiaircraft guns. Long 
streamers are attached to the little 
cloth bag. These, as they pirouette 
down to the earth from a height o£ 
seven or eight thousand feet attract 
the attention of soldiers in tho nelghi 
borhood and they run out to get tho 
prize when it lands. 

It is taken to battalion headquar- 
ters, which wires the fact on to tho 
aviation headquarters, where tho into 
of a comrade may be known a few 
hours after he has left his home aero- 
drome; and. In another few houra 
someone in England may know the 
fate of a relative. 

"That Is one of the advantages of 
belonging to the flying corps," say the 
British aviators. "It may be weeks 
before his relatives and comrades 
know whether a man who is missing 
after a trench attack or counter-attack 
is a prisoner or dead. Such little kind- 
nesses as this don't interfere with 
you fighting your best for your 
cause; at the same time they take 
a little of tho savagery out of war. 
Of course, the rule could not apply to 
prisoners taken in trench fighting- 
only to airmen. There are relatively 
few. airmen on either side and only 
an occasional one ever comes down 
to the enemy's lines." 

With the first flush of dawn the 
British planes rise from the aviation 
grounds. ■ All day they are coming 
and goingTfen/l in the dusk of evening 
iliey appear out of the vague dis- 
tances of the heavens returning home 
to roost. 

The flyers become a type with cer- 
ain marked rharart eristics. No nerv- 
ous man is wanted: and it h; time for 
any man who shows any Hip: of 
nerves to take a rt-rt. Th-y s"em 
Fhy. diffident, men of tV- ki:«d Kiv<.-« 
to observation ratln-r thtin talking: 
mm who are used to usinj: their eyes 
raiimr than tlu-lr hand-,. It is a little 
difficult to realize that some quiet 
r'nunp r-llov: who la pninted out baa 
had so many hairbreadth i-«capi-«- 
What tales worthy if "Arabian 
Nij;hts" heroes who ivcrr horn" away 

■ on carpet'; llify brin;: boni". r"- 

■ latins them :jr i!.;:i;-T-'-f-fa< -:!y :v; tf 
l>!»y bad broV"-: a : !"«" !:k-- r ? *" 
;h-ir wAt. a whirr of tho nv>»or and 
:'.,n- ar<> away n:; an'u'Tr advi-Tifu-e. 
They t-hy nt the nv-ni'nri of their 
r.r.nies in print; fcr llrst ir; not con- 
; \i\--rn<\ •■"f.'l fer tV- r; irit of thir-. thn 

rh of 1'f :-•! -vice of war. 

\r, ;il;--f.!i::* 1 Kvct >■'.'''»''« 

| •■: i\ny>- !.;■ th- mr;,': ^or lb* r:ir:;-.*. 

' :-nni" Tr"!nb'-r:i IkiV" U'.'A:. r-. il:> y ;.ut 

■ i. ;■-. I :.*,■•:-: <!<) nri*. 1. -'"■ '::-)" f'.ay 

vo: be ^iv- n. bv.t h!" \r- -"i" tv.-.-r.l <!:a- 

. r.:r.tic or n-r.-it "Xi"*r : "i;c*s. 

He w:r: a ! :V-t ^: ili" in I^V-'lum. 
; far away fr.;m lb? i'.-iti^h l:r.':?. v.hen 
■an antiaircraft s!i- M i:m !vl hr-; !.-c. 
: •..■Mi:':i wai hit by fifty ^nlirts and 

■ Vr'^'Mn^ut.-. 'he i!i>^;or (■"■i:na:' w !. an 
-.'..■ v;i.-y -.'a* t'j'.-l to th" corr.-«;--'m-'l- 
Tt. l!<; ccll'.ipsi-il in b:^ •="::*. unfitri. 
•.cid*!":. I!:.-- rv.::<'l'.ni" <ir<M.;..-r) n* ripbt 
an Ties to the li;v of fiii-ht. with 'the 

i tnnet::;:on. The nb-e.-v.- r who waif 
I wi'.h h':i:i ::nv:t;' ■■••! to hnl-l on by 
cit::--!.:ng at the ir.-.i-liinn rfin. 

Thev w.Tf rar'-'-a::;;: i!ov." tn tin.- 
earth, with tho ob:-»-rvr.r k<!pb ;s froui 
bis po?ilion to do anytbi:!::. v.;..m 

L recovered eonreioi: ■:>:>"S5 and 

mustered strength and rr--:P?nce of 
mind enough to right the machine and 
to turn it round in the rnidiu of a 
cloud of shrapnel smoke. lie wan not 
going to be taken prisoner. uVjpiU his 
rhatter^.'l log. when he found that 
the shell which had so nearly done for 
him had not injured the engine or 
the plane. So he made for the near- 
est aerodrome. ■ 

There he managed' to land safely. 
But, as he said, he did noi iare to get 
out of his seat until the doctor came| 
for fear that his leg would fall ot 
He will get well. 








To make night on eartll as bright as 
day there wor.ld have to be over 800,- 
WO moons in the sky. 

Can Afford Ifc 
"What beautiful hate Miss Gdldy has!" 
"Yes. She dgesn't baTe to economize 
in anything."— Exchange. 


Spud of Salmon. 
It has been estimated that a salmptt 
can swim at the rate ot twenty-fiYti 
ihiles an hour. 

Not on the Menu. 
Impatient Diner (to passing waiter)— 
Hey! Waiter—Don't serve it, sir. 
(Goes on.)— Boston Transcript 


t%**%*%/W%A*W+ «%^%%^ 


Atlantic Elevator Co. 

We have ribW open 

our Elevator and ready 

to pay you the Highest 
Market Price for your 
grain. Call and see us 1 

and get, ACQUAINTED. 

Also Handle ; Coal 

Fred ^. Peterson, Agent i 

Goodridge, Minnesota, t 

<L^<*^^4i^^-%rt^'%ww&& i +^%*, 


•Telle News 

Everybody are busy threshih£; 

The Jelle Brothers mafle a cjuick trip 
to Goodridge last Friday; 

Mr. Morrin and his brother-in=law of 
CroDkston and Mr. O'tielj auttied to 
Red Lake to fish lafet Friday. . . 

T.-B. Dalen went td Winger; Minne- 
sota this week. 

Statement tit the cohdltlbn of 

of Goodridge, Minm, 

at clone of business on Sept. 5, Win. 
Date of cull by SiJperiutenrieiit. Sppt. 7, 1015. 
Datee of report by Jlaiik Sept: 8, 1UI5. 


Loans and Discounts;. :.;:..: ^..,*25,£06.S8 

Overdraft)*.-. „..;....;., 114.83 

Banking Hoaue, Furniture 

and Flxtnren 3,677.71 

Hue from Hankn £(,574,26 

Ca»h on Hand ' 1,556. G9 

Total Cash Aaseta :.:.;....:;„ 6.I30.A5 

(het'kH and Canb Itenii> _ 59.01 

Paid out for Expenses, etc.. 

Id Excmm of Earnings ;; .. 776.54 

ToT*L..; *38,055.« 


Cupltnl Stock .....»10.000 On 

Surpliirt Fund 2,000.00 

HeposltH Subject to Check.„*10.405.H 

CiiHhler'H CliepkH 17C75 

Tntallmmedlutfi Liabilities 10.5sl.JO - 

Time CertlfieatsH 13.473.K 

Total Deposits.. ^4,055.43 24,055.42 

Total ,...: .$36,055.42 

Amonntof ltewjrve on Hand f6,130.V5 
Amount of Eeserve Required 

Iir 1,94.1.50 



County of I'ennliifjrton ) 
We, A. H. Fowl. President and .1. I'. -Ipiipoh 
('HPliIfr of tlie ubove jntiiiptf llnnk, do enleiniily 
sw-fiir that thp iilmre .statement In true to the 
best ot our kimwfeilge mid bpllef. 
A. H. Fusel, I'resl.leiit. 
.1. 1'. .luusoii. Ciibliier. 
Cl>lUtEl'T ATTKST: (Isi-ar Spohheiin 

Tw-o hlreitoiv U.S. Dahlia 

Snluicrllu'il nud nwiirii to bt-fore me this 10th tiny 
of .Sept. liilTi. 

iliTinaii Ilnlvorsoti 

Xntury 1'iiMie, I't'imiiiKtmiCoimty, Mi»n. 
My L-iiiiiinls.iiciii t-.xpiiTH .Ian. lO.llul. 

?■'- NoSce For Bids 

Notice is hereby given that the school 
board of District No. 67 will receive 
sealed bids for the work of constructing 
a dne room frame school house id ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications 
now on file at the office of the chairman 
of the district board, on or before two 
o'clock p. m., October 1st, lfil5. 

The board receives the right to reject 
any or all bids. 

By order of school board. 

(39-42) T. AUSTBY, Chairman. 

Statement of the condition of 

of Good rid gd, Minn., 

atc!o:MOf'buidnt*A on 9*pti 2.1915/ 
Date of Ontl by Superintendent Sept f), 1915. 
Date of lleportby Batik Sept; 8,1915. 


f.oanB and DI.-rount» $40,828.38 

OTerdraft*: ; .;.:; 292.63 

Hondn and Reciiritie*.. ''""..'.'.','.'.'.'.'.'„ '.'.'".'.V 
Banking Uoiiko. Furnttdre 

oud Fixtures.. 4,065.70 

Otlier Heal K*tiit>* 1,257.89 

Hue from Hants .'} i'.ftSoVfia 

Cnsh on Hlind.. : 2.06S.49 

Total Cn»h Assets? 3.455.17 

Checks and Cuuh livnis 77" 

TOTAI...::.; 950,174.^ 


Capital Stock and Surplus $10,000.00 

Snrplnn Fund., 2,000.00 

Undivided Profltn. Net...: 30.17 

Notes Ke«llHcoiintPd and Bills Payable 
including Certifleatei for Money 
BorroHfil 5,50(1.00 

lippoititK subjwt to •:hwk .'..'.'.'.' "is.wIks lSiWLfc* 

CfifliWii cbtvkx $ ' (J00.02 

Total liuiiifdljitt; Liabllitlbit .IP.loS.i'O 

SnrhiKA I i'*P' lhi i '-■*....: til .43 

Timi' Orti Acute* ■ 13.47li.C2 

Total Depui-lts : 32,614.35 :I2,C44.W 

* On Account of Having Rented My Fafm',v i '; . Will 
I Sell The Following* Described Property orr my Farm in 
i Section 15 in Town of Star, on 


ToTAI, .., I - ,.?5l',174.S2 

Aiindinr of |te.«ervi' riiilinud f4.23U.22 

Auuiittit of He.-frve Itciiitlrctl 

l»y Law a.>21.3* 


County of Poniiiimton ) 
\\«. .1. M. lllsbop. I*n>ti|dcnt and NIH* 
Cniifihiitid i'ii^IiiitoI i ln> ntnivt' miiiifd Bniik. do 
>o]i-n;iily swi'iir thai fld^nbtM'Mttiironii'tit !»• iriie 
■to ihebe.-I or otir kiiow < "(fci? ami f.cli-f. 
.1. .M. IIIkIhi|i. . 1'n-Mdi-at. 

M.k it'lllllillllllll. Cllr'hilT. 

COUUKCT ATTKST: . a(jn:tl SI. Hlnliop 

Two lilrti'toi-t* ,inv I'nyiii' 

iibM-riind and Kworii to bi-fon- nit- itiln fltli. d.iv 
f J->|.l.. 1915. ■ 
.loiin T. I.iLttliiiorti 

Notary Pnliik. I'l'iiidnpt on Count v, .Minn. 
My c-omiiil^Uiii i>.\phvK I »p«. r.tli l!tl7. 

Legal Advertisements 


Department of the Interior. I*. S. Lnnd Oflhre- 
atCrookstoii. .Mh.ii.; September? 1P15> 

NOTICE Ih In-reby Kivi-n tliut Hiirnufcl TonkUn 
of Eric. Minn., rrlio. on An«. 7tli, UU4, 
inailc Hiiim'Htrtnl Application. StTlnlNo, 0110'Kt. 
for HVM. Sti-tlon ll.Tmvi^hlp 153 N„ Itnnm-riO 
\\\, 5th Principal Slerldlan. has 'filed imtii-t! o 
iiitcntbia to make Commutation Proof, n 
estnlilisti claim to thelaud above dm-ribed 
before WlHiplin .Mlcliclet, t". S. Co'inmiftsioiier fiii 
District of Minui'sijta. at -ThW Fi-Mk 
Minn., on tlic 12th day of October. 1015. 

Claimant nnuicx hh ivltuessen: 
Wllliflm ItiHbliig of Erie, Kinn. 
Carl F. UlHbiiiK of Erio, Minn. 
Willie II. Pnrnow trf Erie, Minn 
Jolm lire of Eric, Minn. 

Proof mude nn<icr net June 6, 1012. 

pETKit M. Itt.soiiAL, HeKfatcr. 

Goodridge Post Office 

Arrival and Departure of Malls 

Arrives from Thief Riyer Falls at 
8:15 A. M. Leaves at 1:45 P. M. 

Jennie M. Payne, Post Mistress 

Erie Posf Office 

Eric-Thief River Falls Route 
Daily except. Sunday! Mondays, 
Wednesdays and Fridays by way of 
Kuehnal, leaving. Erie at 7:30 A. M. and 
arriving at Erie,, at 5:00P.M. On 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 
by way of Brunkeberg, leaving at G:0CT 
A. M. and arriving at 0:30 P. M. 

Ole. 0. Strande, Carrier 



RwaOTOOKweaooo u O w aioroiMoooouoi KXM3iK3i«»a>oooi>Oi<o<saiK>ocx«=K<XiCX«3(a"'u 

jas. c. LUT^iLouis 0. Kongell 

Architect Licensed Auctioneer 

Thief River Fa..S. . Minnesota KRA t HA - " MINNESOTA 


OUIce In CitU.D. Stat. Bank Buildlni 


Licensed Auctioneer 

Will Cry sales in Pennington,, and 
adjoining Counties. Phone or write 
me at KRATKA, MINN. 



Practice in St»to and Fedaral Courta aud btfore 
tbe U. S. Land Office. 



Dr»H. W. Froehlicli 
Physician and Surgeon 

Dcutscher Arzt 

Office 2W-5 Scan^iaBijck 

Thief River Fails, 

Phone WH 



O. Fi Mfelby, M. D. 

Office in Jackson-McGinn Block 




Empire Farms Co. 

Office in Citizens State Biok Building 



General and Land Office Practice. 
Probate Practice a Specialty;. 
Tliiff River Falls. • Minnesota. 


Slinixiiiiiiri.-ik Aimllid; 

AitNoi.u !t.n:i:Kiioi:i.. rmp. 

If yon . ivunt the tir,-i In Urn;.-!> itiid n M;nar<' 

wERkriokL^-.D^ store! Abstfat Company 

ilocihm lliork rliiL-Mtiv.-r I\l|:.. m::.i.. I ~ K 

Bemidji. Minnesota. 
Hicks Furniture & Carpet Co,^ 




McGinn Iilii'j: 


O. A. Nnplin 


Thiuf Eiv'eu Falls, Mixxixita. 

Probate Practice. I.eital Pnperw J>r»rrn. 

H. G. Hieber 

Office and Residence Scandia' Block 

PHONE 24). 

Long or Shoit Term 

Real Eiute the -n. 
.. ,. Lowest PreTailinp IUtes. 



Goodridge Sairber 

Cha's Stephenson, Prop. 

Miller BIdB. Goodridge, Minn, 


Full line of Coffins and Caskets 

Plioii,- No. :t(i 
Thief llivcr Fulls, Minis. 



If you are thinking of having a sal,' 
call and see me 


: Black mare, in foal, 7 yrs oid, Weight 

i Black horse, 7 yedrs old,' weight 1200 
1 Bay mare, in foal, 6 yf s old, weight 

1 Bay mare, in foal, 7 yrs old, weight 
, 1200 

1 Gelding spring colt. 
1 mare, spring colt. 
1 Cow, 4 years old, fresh m January 
I Cow, 3 " " " " February 
I " 8 " ." " February 

1 Cow, ? years' aid, fresh in January 
i Spring, heifer Calf 
1 Spring, bull calf 
* 1 McCormick binder hew, 6 foot cut 
I John Deere sulky plow, good as new 
1 4^horse disc 
1 3-horse drag 
1 Single buggy 

1 Wagon and hay rack complete" 
1 Set bobsleighs 

1 McCormick mower", and othef articles 
to numerous td men'titfrY. 

Rural Route No. 1. Leave? . ferie at 
8:00 a. ra. Tuesdays, Thursdays and, 
Saturdays. Arrives at Erie at 4:00 
p. m. 

Theo. Rnstad, Carrier. 

The FitSt State Bank 


General Biiiildnfi 

tiiid Collection^, ,. 

We'.Make a S|n'cialty ot 

Cull or write for particulars 

wk • i * C.M.ADKINS 

Whenm need. of Physician ana Surgeon 

drugs send or phone the NEWELLJ .■:,.- „ , :,„.. ,;.,.„.., „,.., ,.,,„.,, 

Drug Store, thief River Falls, ; Cails- answeivii promptly day or ni K hi. 
MiDm lon-^la, - - innesotu 

U. C. Itowl.erii 


Reiriember We carry every thing ' K _ M . SlHI1(nil 
found in a first class drug store. | 


Attorneys a( Law 

20-1 Sec'enil SI. K. 


PrcHcriptiona mryd Hot;HehoI(l receiplH 

H. B. NEWELL; Druggist. 

Minnesota Northwestern Electric Railway Co. 


hpr* r% \lt O * AJ1 Sliliis Urider ten dollars cash..- Oy/et that amount bankable 
■ ^ IV |V1^ paper will be take"Ff, Due November 1st. 1916 at ten per cent 
1 *-^*^i'»*^« per annum,- 


Oliver Tommerdalil, Owner. 

Peoples State Bank Clerk; W. J. fcaBree, Aaet&fleer 


Effective September 1st. 1915 



■"Suef-Kiner Falls, 

7:15 a. rh. 
3:15 a. m. 

9:45 a. fri. 
11:35 a, m. 


Gooodridge, . 
-Thief River Falls, 

8:30 a. m, 
9:30 a. m. 

1:45 'p. m. 
3:10 p. m. 

3:45 p. fit. 
4(45 ]). m. 

3:00 p. m. 
6:00 p. m. 


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Volume X. No. 40. 


$1.00 Per Year. 

Brunkeberg News 

t The young people's society meets at 
Ole Nelson's October 10th: Everybody 

Hannah Halveraon commenced teach- 
ing school near ilavie last Monday. 

Oscar Laurity and Beliiis Nesheim 
Visited at Sever Johnson near Torger- 
Bon last Sunday. 

School commenced in District No. 38 
With Miss Emma Satre as teacher. 

Hannah and Theo. Halverson spent 
Sunday at Andrew Amundson. 

Church Services 

• Services held as follows: Lysbakken's 
BcKool house Sunday, October 3rd. at 
10:3?) i o'clock a. m. At Dolemo school 
house October 3rd. at 3 o'clock p. m. 
At 3. Lundbloel's residence in Neptune 
October 3rd. at 8 o'clock evening. 


Grygla News 


Oscar Knutson and Uediort 
autoed down to Thief River 
Monday evening. 

Mies Mary Hanson of Northwoodj is 
now employed at the Brown's. 

Mrs. C. G. Stenmon and daughter, 
Evelyn and Miss Hulda Boman called 
Wednesday at the'Cha's Motzko home. 

Mrs.- Herman Berg and daughter, 
Mrs. Louis Bergeron were entertained 
by Mrs. Henry Peterson Monday. 

Miss Bernice Paskewitr is the guest 
Of Miss Maybelle Landro this week. 

Mesdames Aug. Boman, Marget 
Williams, A. M. Bergquist and 
daughter, ^iolet were pleasantly enter- 
tained Thursday fiy the Stenmon family. 

Hcniy P-jtersL.n arrived from Thief 
River Pall.- Wednesday; with a load of 
supplies for the store. 

Misses Bernice Paskewitz and May- 
belle Landro, and two fine looking 
gentlemen .spent a pleasant evening at 
the Hans Petterson home this week. 

Sever t Salverson, Charley Knutson 
and Hans Wick transacted business in 
firygla the first part of the week. 

Miss Geneva Husoth spent Friday 
evening at the Hans Thorson home. 

Mrs. Fred Rr.smussen and son, Alfred 
visited Thursday at the C. G. Stenmon 


On Thursday, September2nd. athigh 1 - 
noon, at the bride's home, occurred the 
marriage of Miss Ella Homme and Mr. 
Walter Dahl; both prominent young 
people of Hickdry. Mr. Stensgard of 
Gully, performing the ceremony. The 
bride was attended by her sister. Miss 
Thea Homme while the groom was at> 
tended by To'rh Homme. 

They left in trie afternoon for Trail 
to visit with Mr. Joe Dahl and family, 
brother of the groom after which they 
are to extend their journey to the State 
Fair and various points in North 

They will make their future home on 
a farm close to Ryder, N. D. 

Harold Nv! ; .on ivlurhed Friday after 
a week's visit with his parents in Ivan- 


DANCE ifi the Goodridge Hall Satur- 
day, October 2nd. 

P. C Halvorson autoed down to Thief 
ftiver Falls Tuesday. 

Nick Meyer: of Erie, was a pleasant 
caller at th'fs office Wednesday. 

John Hdmme of Erie, transacted 
business in our village Wednesday- 

John Wayne of Germantown, was 
doing business in our village Monday. 

Miss Clara Christianson left to-day 
for Crookston, where she will attend 


Martin Anderson of Reiner, was a 
caller in our village the latter part of 
the week. 

Mr. Dispen of Germantown, transact- 
ed business at Thief River Falls last 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto'GuIrud and Mrs. 
Miller autoed out to Thief River Falls 
last night. 

Palmer Tvedt left for Thief River 
Fails yesterday to have some dentist 
work done. 

Mrs. Andrew Halvorson of Reiner,, 
was doing some shopping in our village 

Jos. Luis, the architect of Thief 
River Falls, transacted business in our 
village Friday. 

Elev. Aakre'arid OseaV Stenvivk of 
Reiner, transacted business in our 
village Friday. 

J. M. Bishop and family of Thief 
River Falls, autoed out to Goodridge 
Thursday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Gulrud and Mrs. 
L. J. Foss were guests at the Skretvedt 
liome Tuesday- evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Christianson autoed 
Thief River Falls 
turning the same evenini 

Subscribe for The Eleven Towns. 

Old papers for' sale at this office in S 
and 10 cent packages t . 

Dr. F. H. Gainbell, 'phone No. 140, 
Thief Rivei: Falls; Minn. 

Get your auction sale bills printed at 
the Eleven Towns office. 

A. C. Tvedt transacted business at 
Thief River Falls Tuesday. 

Give them a trial. CARIMES 
.the lOc cigar with quality. ' 

Theb. Jacobson of Erie, was doing 
business in dhr village Tuesday. 

Engvold Lund of Anstad, transacted 
business at Thief River Falls'Monday. 

P. L. Poppenhagen of Anstad, was 
doing business in our village Monday. 

b'on.'t forget the "Big t^nce" at the 
trie Goodridge Hall Saturday, 6ct ; 2nd. 

Jos. Vorlicky, of Thief, fever Falls, 
came out Monday to look after his farm 
near Fjrie. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Rice, visited 
with friends at Thief River Falte 

Miss Mabel Dispen of" Gefniantownj 
is assisting Mrs. Jay Payne" with her" 

Herman Kiesow and Paul Sund of 
Esplee, transacted business in our 
village Tuesday. 

Herman Acheblad came down from 
Malcolm Thursday and is now employed 
on the new school house. 

Post "No HuntingAHowed" signs on 
all sides of your farm and save what 
game you have fed Tor your own use. 

Ei A. Mostue, County Supt. of schoote, 
was out Tuesday viewing the new 
school building that is being erected 

Any one having good potatoes, can 
easily get rid of a few bushels in Good- 
ridge at good prices. We want some 

Andreir "tusko, Section foreman," on 
the.Soo, at Thief River Falls, . visited 
with his folks near Erie the first part 
of the week. 

Getlon Olson and Oscar Knutson of 
Grygla, autoed out to Thief River Falls 
Monday, returning Tuesday by the way 
of Goodridge. 

Irving E. Q.uist and a party of 
Fosstonities" autoed up from Fosston 
, Saturday evening, returning home 
out to Thief River Falls Tu2sday, re- Sunday evening. 

Goodridge Restaurant 

Board by the day or week. Meals or 
lunches served at all hours. Good rooms. 
Confectionery :-: :-: :-: Soft Drinks 
Cigars :-: :-':■ Pipes :-: :-: Tobacco- 
Barber Shop .". In Connection. 

STEPHENSEN BROS., Proprietors. 



m$m km yohn 


If yod fcarit an Auto of Horse Livery yoti 
should patronize those who help In building up our 
town. . . . , ; . . 

We have" invested a large arhb'utit of ^riioney hi 
helping to build tip Goodridge and feel . feiltitled to. 
your.patronage as long as our crfar'ges aie reasonable: 
and we treat JroTi right. 

QtyDHy Line In Connection 



Big Danca at the Goodridga Ha'l 
Saturday, October 2nd. 

- L. J. Fdss called on friends at Thief 
River Falls Monday: 

Palifier Lee of Grygla, was a caller 
in our village Monday. 

H. W. Protzeller was doing business 
in our village Saturday; 

Farm for rent. InqUire at G. N. 
depot.Thief River" Falls, Minn. 

Carl Hdbedarik of Geramantown, was 
doing business In Goodridge Tuesday. 

Pet ^Ieyeri of Erie* transacted busi- 
ness at Thief River Fallsj Wednesday. 

Oscar Rambec of Germantown, trans- 
acted business in Goodridge Saturday. 

Donough O'Brien of Gerniahtowh. 
was doing some shopping In our village 


H, R. and E. M. Hinchman, of Golden 
Valley, transacted business at Thief 
River Falls Monday. 

Miss Freida.Rustau returned Monday 
from .G'ermantown, where she visited 
with her parents a week. 

Herb. C. Johhron returned home 
Monday from the "tall sticks". Herb, 
considered this trip a success; 

- Rev. O. Schultz purchased a fine 
driving team from E. A. Mcstue of 
Thief River Fall, Tuesday. 

Ole Hyland autoed down from Grygla 
Tuesday. He was accompanied by 
Martin Lura and Severt Hoveland. 

Erie News 

The threshing has been delayed tr e\ 
past week owing to the heavy rain. 

Bert Tanem, Who has been visiting 
at the Rime home the past week, re^ 
turned to his home at Erfplee Saturday. 

The stork "made a visit in this vicinity 
last Saturday and left a baby girl at 
Ed. Hanson's. Ed. is just as happy as 
ever and there is hOfies he will finish 
the rest of his threshing without much 

Oscar Kulseth started out Sunday 
morning to hunt chickens, lit? hadn't 
gone far untill he landed a job peeling 
potatoes the balance of the day. 

Christine Kulseth assisted Mrs. O. 
Thoreson and Mrs. .J. Tanner during 
threshing Irtst week. 

Missed Marie Markuson and Edna 
Stephenson made a little visit with 
Christine kulseth Sunday evening. 

rs. I. 

I Crtrmel Iterits 

Rain cs usually every other day. 

Alvilda Thorson is assisting M 
O. Lillivold; 

The Morken outfit Started road work 
Friday. They are using their tractor. 

Bjorguf Homme and George Osborne 
made a trip to Thief River Falls 
business Friday. 

Peter Hanson, had the misfortune of 
losing one of his best horses last week. 
What is the real cause no one knows. 
At this writing it is expected that he 
will lose another horse. 

CIGARS and save the bands. Write 
Northern Cigar Company, Thief River 
Falls, for prize lists. 

Misses Martha Tvedt. Anna Riistad, 
Fred Petersen and Palmar Tydt were 
guests at the Hans Solborg home 
Sunday afternoon. 

W. A. rlolbrook of Grygla,- returned 
from Minneap-jlis Monday- with his new 
Wilcox truck. He drove the car all the 
ways up from Minneapolis; 

Then. Dalen, arrived here Saturday 
from Sargent, Minnesota tvith a car 
load of stock and machinery and moved 
on his farm near Goodridge. 

Remember the ''Big Dance" of the 
season will be at the Goodridge Hall. 
Saturday, October 2nd. . Every body 
turn out and enjoy yourself. 

T. M. Thoreson, 0." Nelson, Alfred 
Hanhmerstitm, and G. C. Guirud and 
families Were gUests at the home of 
Carl J. Olson Sunday afternoon. 

Ole Hageh moved his fariiily iff from 
Clover Leaf Wednesday and will occupy 
the August Hoppe houtfe. Mr. Hagen 
is acting as drayman for Reson & tohn. 

For bad cats and wounds oil; man or 
beastj the best healing agent, is Tubbs 
Iodomyrrh. Try a25ct; bottle if, you 
want something really good. (40-49) 

. J. H. Bly arrived Here Monday from 
the. southern part of the stitte .with a 
carload of stock and machinery., ;f and 
will t m6ve onto & farm he. purchased 
four miles south of Goodridge. 

.M'r.' and Mrs, M. G. Thoreson hi t 
Sunday evening for Warreti, whefe" Bit* 
ThdreSqfi, will undergo an operation for. 
appendicitis^ Mr. Thoreson has ble$ 
in, xe^y ppor health the past year. The 
fHany friends- wish him a speedy 

The,.new school house Is going 'tip 
rapidlyi a^n/I is eXnedtecl to be completed 
abtipt D&eniber jfit, The.brlcb laying 
was completed Tdesdfty. The building 
Is certainly a flnse.atructure, and the 
people, in Goodridge and surrounding 
Community t \piJA..cci£ainIy have some- 
thing to tie proud of. 

,Vr. and Mrs. Carl Jacobson and chil- 
dren left Saturday for Reiner, where 
they will spend a week on their farm. 

If you have any thing to sell or trade 
try an ad in the Eleven Towns. It costs 
but a trifle and is sure to bring results. 

Mrs. Julius Jelle returned to her 
home in Jelle after spending a couple 
of months in the hospital at Walker, 

Hanson & Barzen M 1 l^ ng . Q lrn p q ny 
"received a large Howe grain cleaner, 
which they will insfail in their elevator 
at this place. 

Cha's Nelson of Mavie^ has nearly 
completed his new dwellinghoune and 
hall. Charles is sure making things 
"hum" inMavie. 

The Northwestern Electric, Railway 
Company are building a platform to 
their warehouse at .this, place. The 
platform is £0x40. 

Loans made on improved farms a 
low rate of interest with Stephen 
Singer. Call and get. rate before plac- 
ing-your loan elsewhere. 

Rev. O. Schultz will conduct services 
at the Germantown school house next 
Sunday at 10 o'clock a. m. servicys in 
the German language. 

Mr; and Mrs. Pet Maney', Sr. nf 
Grygla; returned Monday from southern 
points of this state,- whtre they have 
been visiting the past two weeks. 

■ OlUf Peterson and Henry ToiU-fs-m of 
.Reiner, passed thru our village Friday. 
'They were enroute for -Thief -River 
Falls, whure tliey expect to purchase a 

. H. P. Krueger arrived here Saturday 
from Waltham, this state. Mr. H. P. 
Krueger is in the milling business and 
came here with the view of locating a 
flour, mill at this place. 

Wm. South of Germantown; who 
recently iF sold his farm, will have a 
public auction of bis personal property 
Wednesday, September. 2yth. For 
particulars see ad. on back page. 

Insist on Tubbs!— Be siire When you 
want a real-good cougb inedtcjije to get 
Tabbs White Pine Co'ijgh Cure. A, 
three ounce .bottle* for 25 cts. Pleasant 
to take. Soothes and satisfies. (40-49) 

■W. E. Baker,- agent for the Great 
Northern at thi3 place, had a rather 
exciting experience last Sunday after- 
noon which, .terminated in .his killing a 
hszjt . Weighing §03 pounds. He was 
bunting., chickens about seten miles 
southeast of jSrie whfin Jie yf as £udden- 
bj\ confronted by the.bear. .He is unable 
tp< explain just how it all. happened but 
wpen the sin : oke cleafSdj away and he 
cla^-to* WibrmiiiWas-jy/nglifele^s on 
tSej^oUjio*, .B^ j b'r6u^ht, ; ,t!ipj.bie&r to 
this' #ty, .inte^drpg. ( to i ^a,yc ttdVessed. 
bj- one,joXfi(e L iocsJ hjutch^erg^tthe 
meat spoiled before. it pouldc he taifn 
cattaf.,-. However, JSr. Bake*" 3 aye be 
wilt tit least utij'^s.^beskiri* -Ifcjs some 
time sintfe th/e, ^ingofa.bear Has been 
recorded in this ^oui^j^nd they are in 
fact conside.redTa ; rar$ specimen of the 
animal .kingdom in these parts.— Thief 
1 River Falls Times. 

Badly Hurt In Run Away 

Friday evening Christ Urdahl. living 
west of Goodridge, was seriously hurt. 
While driving home the pole in the 
wagon dropped down and the team got 
frightened, and upset the wagon. Dr. 
Heiber of Thief River Falls, was called 
and it required seven stiches to sew up 
his torn lip. At this writing it is 
reported he 15 doing nicely. 

Neptune News 

Mr. and .Mrs. Eon Reindahl left last 
Monday for Minot, North Dakota, 
where they will work during threshing. 
Miss Clara Florence is taking care of 
there property, while they are away. 

Miss L-aura Vettleson visited Miss 
Millie Florence Thursday afternoon. 

Mr. and" -Mrs. Willie Vettleson, and 
Miss Millie Florence visited Mr. and 
Mrs. Axel Gustafson last Tuesday. 

Miss OlarS Florence, who has been 
visiting her sister, Mrs. Eli Stephanson 
of North Dakota, is now home again. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Swanson, 
a bouncing baby boy. Mother and child 
are doing nicely. 

Humming all day— you can hear 
Philip Hawkins threshing' machine, 
"When the sun shines". 

John Hagen made a trip to Goodridge 
ufter a load of dry goods for the 
Carmel store Friday. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Almoas returned 
to their home in Minneapolis after an 
extended visit with Mrs. Almoas, 
mother and sister. Alice Miller accom- 
panied them to Minneapolis, where she 
will attend school. 

Philip Hawkins has been a busy man. 
'wheTl --not" abltrtarthTeSIi 6n acWtmTof " 
rain. He has taken the back seat oh" 
his car and made a truck car of it, l-Ul 

th? seat can ha put uri in a few mlnuLvo 

if so desired. 

G. C. Gu"rjd autoed down to Thief 
River Falls Friday evening. 

Tliorhult News 

J. W. Anderson and family, Swan 
Larson and family, and Fred Gord and 
family were" down toG. W. Cunningham 
last Sunday doing justice to Mis. Cunn- 
ingham's good cooking. 

Swan Larson and J. W, Anderson 
went to Uemidji on business -Monday. 
Ed. Fosberg took tlit-m down. 

Chas. Volava was home last Stituhiy 

and stayed over until Wednesday. 

Andrew 0)!son is at present breaking 
for Fred Gord this week. 

..Mr. and .Mrs. Ole Johnson of Tyk-r : 
Minn., is visiting at the flume of Swan 
I. arson this wee!:. * 

Andrew Olson wa? fi.-u-d $1.00 ai:.l. 
cost for exceeding ihe'spfvi) limits of 
our town last Thursday. This is hut a 
■warning tu OxmoUilu Owners oi" 
Tliorhult and surrounding country, ami 
speeding is got to stop in the streets of 

Bciino M*'iiziil of Gunnautov.n, 
caller in our village Saturday. 

E. J. Olson of Htrini'r, w\\r 
business in our village Saturday, 

John Casey transacted hu>h 
Thief River Falls Thursduv. 


tO> 5GJ ££3: fcC3* Jt 

Hsavy and SIt =11 Hardware, Steves and Tinware 
We Also Handle All Kinds of Paints and Oils, - 
. Sasoline and Kerosene 

Our stock is ail new. No second hand jjbods. 
When in town call and see it:;. 

• G.". C..GULRUB 



J. M. Bishop; PrfS. . Jay Payne,- Vice Pi 

Farmers State Bank 

Capital and Surplus $}2,00() 

OfferS you trie best service- obtainable 
in Cheek and Saving Accounts 



"\X^e Will have i tidfr set of Safe 
Deposit Bones for rent by" Sept. 1st. 

Come fri And (ftt Acqiiafhtld 

Farmers State Bank 

-,,.... . Nick Bondhund, Culilet 

Goodridsl; > „ wi~ -^ llllinnesola 



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oomestic(and foreign items 

Kernels, Culled From Events of Mo- 
ment In All Parts of the World— * 
Of Interest to All the 
People Everywhere. * . 

European War News 

'British losses in the war to date 
^tptal 381,982 killed, wounded, missing. 
These figures are contained in an offi- 
cial statement made public at London. 
'The total includes 16,438 officers. Of 
the total, 4,965 officers and 70,998 men 
iffere killed. 

• • * 

The German government, in a note 
to Ambassador Gerard, made a quali- 
fied disclaimer of responsibility for 
"the sinking of the steamship Hes- 
perian. On the face of the evidence 
IhuB far at hand, the government is 
satisfied that the Hesperian was not 
sank by a German submarine. . 

Petrograd announced an official es- 
timate of the Austro-German losses in 
the last two months at 465,000 men. 
■The czar's forces have captured more 
than 70,000 men in the last three 
weeks. The greater part of these were 
taken in eastern Galicia. 

* * * 

General von Hindenburg's success- 
ful advance upon the Vilna-Petrograd 
railroad, cutting the line between Vil- 
na and Dvinsk, has- been followed by 
a continuation of the German drive on 
a wide front between Dvinsk and the 
Vilja river, with the capture of 5,200 
-.prisoners. This official announcement 
was received in London from Berlin. 

• *' * 

pmcial admission that the British 
cabinet Is seriously debating the.sub- 
iect of conscription wno made public 
:for the first time in the house of -com- 
mons. • 

• ♦ ♦ - 

The London Star says the casualties 
^from the six airship raids during the 
last seven days total 166. 

* * • 

■ A German submarine operating 
along the Norwegian coast seized the 
timber^ steamer Randulf Hansen from 
Arecdal, Norway, for England, and 
took it to Germany as a prize. The 
same submarine set fire to the schoon- 
er Wansheck. 

♦ * • 

A French torpedo-boat patrol has 
sunk, a German submarine in the 
"Mediterranean sea between Mitylene 
and Tenedos, it is stated in a wire- 
less dispatch received at Athens. 

• * * 

The Turkish city of Phocaea, on the 
.coast of Asia Minor, Is burning as the 
xesult' of a bombardment by allied 
■warships, says a dispatch received at 
Athens. Phocaea is 25 miles north- 
; -west of Smyrna. 

Repulse of Italian attacks at three 
flifferent points on the front are re- 
ported in an official statement issued 
at 'the Austrian war office in Vienna. 

* * • 


Submarine M-l, built for the United 
Slates government by the Fore River 

■ Shipbuilding corporation, was launched 
at Quincy, Mass. The new submarine 

* has 185 feet over all, a maximum steam- 

7 lng radius of 6,000 miles. 

• * * 

The Panama canal has been cleared 
of recent slides so that ships drawing 
sot more than 28 feet may now navi- 
gate the waterway, says a dispatch 
sent to Washington. 

* * * 

The present plan of the joint Anglo- 
T'rcacfe financial commission, it was 
.reported at New York, is to borrow 
-?1 .000,000,000 in the United States on 
Biraight British and French govern- 
ment bonds, without any collateral 
- whatever. If this vast sum of money 
is obtained, it was said, it is to be 
*pent to the last cent in the United 

* • « 

Floods following a storm caused 
damage amounting to many thousands 
of dollars at Janesville, Wis. Resi- 
dents of Edgerton were driven from 
their homes. 

• • • 

Mr and Mrs. P. A. Glover of Bir- 
mingham, Ala., are dead, and S. tk. 
tBoyd is seriously 111 as a result of 
drinking wood alcohol, under the im- 
pression that it wa3 grain alcohol. 

Inspector Owen Eagcn of the bureau 
•«J combustibles was called to Pier 62, 
-North river, New York, where two bot- 
tles,' supposed to contain high ex- 
plosives, had been found on the steam- 
chip Lapland, which sailed for Liver- 

* * • 

Edward J. King, cashier of the State 
.%ank of Diigger, Ind., charged with em- 
Irezzling $34,000, pleaded guilty in clr- 
' enit court at Sullivan and was sen- 
tenced to two to fourteen years in 
■rtate prison. King also was fined. $100 
ana* disenfranchised for five years. 

• • * 

Dr. J. L. Sllvert, aged thirt7-one, 
inspected of Ihe murder of Nettle Po- 
3and\ aged nineteen, whose body was 
iound hi an automobile on a deserted 
3road, was found dead In his office at 
Georgetown, W. V*. He had comnilt- 
; 3ad suicide. 

A wireless drspaech was received at 
New York, from J3apt- Francis Pavy of 
the Fabre liner Sant Anna stating that 
the fire which broke, out in No. 2 hold 
is under controL The Sant Anna is 
proceeding to the Azores. 

• * * 

That Mayor Joseph E. Bell of In- 
dianapolis personally at the polls gave 
his men money to buy votes was the 
sensational charge made by Prosecu- 
tor Rucker as he was about to close 
his opening statement in the Bell con- 
spiracy trial. 

• • » 

Ignatius T. T. Lincoln, a former 
member of the British parliament, who 
recently admitted he had been a Ger- 
man spy, was ordered by Federal 
Judge Veeder of Brooklyn to be ex- 
tradited to England to stand trial on 
a charge of forgery. Lincoln's attor- 
neys say their client would berried as 
a spy if returned to England.. 

• * * 

"Big Tim" Sullivan, who was found 
dead in mysterious circumstances !n 
1913, left $1,001,277, according to a re- 
port filed by his receiver at New York. 

• * • 

Mrs. E. H. Cope of Peoria, 111., was 
instantly killed and her husband fatal- 
ly Injured when their automobile 
turned turtle in a ditch east of Bloom- 
Ington. Two sons ct Mrs. Cope were 
Biightly injured. 

• m- • 

The Anglo-French commission, seek- 
ing, a way to .meet tho huge bills of 
Great Britain and France for Ameri- 
can munitions and ether supplies, 
reached New York and was welcomed 
by J. P. Morgan and met 100 financiers 
in Morgan's library. Five hundred mil- 
lion dollars Is the smallest sum which 
the commission hopeB to borrow. It 
would rather have a billion. The en- 
tire proceeds would be used in paying 
for American supplies. 

• * * 

William Moon, an employee, was 
killed and one of the six-wheel mills 
of the Western Powder company's 
plant near Peoria, III., was wrecked 
by an explosion. 

• - • • 

More than $60,000 damage was the 
toll of a cloudburst which flooded 
Grand Rapids, Mich., and vicinity. No 
lives were lost. More than $10,000 
damage was done to fruit and grain. 


Constantin Theodor Dumba, the Aus- 
trian ambassador at Washington, 
asked Vienna-to recall him on leave of 
absence. It can be stated authoritar 
tively that Doctor Dumba will sail for 
Austria very shortly. 

* * * . 

Count von Bernstorff, • the German 
ambassador, reiterated formally to 
Secretary Lansing at a state depart- 
ment conference at Washington that 
his government intended to carry cut 
in good faith the assurances given for 
the v security of life on belligerent 

• * » 

President Gompers of the American 
Federation, nf J,abor confirmed the 
New York World'B story headed, "Ger- 
mans, offer $1,000,000 for longshore- 
men's strike and riots on docks In' 
United States," by saying at Washing- 
ton he had "known these facts for 
some time." . 

• * • 

The state department at Washing- 
ton made its first move in a deter- 
mined effort to punish . violators of 
American neutrality. Assistant Sec- 
retary Phillips held a conference with 
A. Bruce Bielaskl, chief of the secret 
service bureau of the department of 
justice, on details of plans for ar- 
rest and prosecution of all offenders. 

* * » 

The membership of the naval advis- 
ory board, the organization of experts 
nominated by eleven great engineer- 
ing and scientific societies to contrib- 
ute their inventive genius to the 
American navy, was announced at 
Washington by Secretary Daniels. The 
first meeting will be held at the navy 
department October 6, with the chair- 
man, Thomas A. Edison, presiding. 

* * • 

The government bureau of war risk 
insurance, since its creation, Septem- 
ber 2, 1914. at Washington, shows a 
surplus of $1,309,274 is J.eft. Secretary 
McAdoo is highly gratified at the re- 

• • • 

President Wilson issued orders that 
a court-martial convene at San Fran- 
cisco October 1 to hear charges 
against Lieut.-Col. Lewis E. Goodier, 
who is accused of conduct prejudicial 
to good order and discipline in the 

• * * 


The Russian cabinet resigned at Pe- 
trograd. A coalition cabinet will be 
formed in its stead. Some of the for- 
mer ministers will have posts in the 
new cabinet, 

• * • 


William Sprague, famous war gov- 
ernor of Rhode Island j and participant 
in the first battle of Bull Run, died at 
his Paris residence at the age of 
eighty-four. Death was due to menin- 

* * • 

Gen. George Alexander Forsyth, U. 
S. A., retired, died at Rockport, MaBs., 
after an illness of several months. . 

* * * 

Mexican Revolt 

First Chief Carranza o£ Mexico in 
his reply to the Pan-American note 
inviting him to participate in a con- 
ference of the leaders of the various 
factions in an endeavor to re-establish 
peace in this republic, declines to con- 
sider this proposal and politely resents 
interference by other nations in tbi 
Internal affairs of Mexico. 



Flesh-Colored Crepe de Chine Recom- 
mended for the Garment Illustrat- 
ed. Which Is One of the Best 
That Has Been Devised, 

A girl cannot have too many dainty 
corset covers In the Bummer time, 
when the waists are so thin as to be 
almost transparent. The latest model 
Is one requiring so little time or skill 
in making that the girl who kn*ps 
how to sew will not hesitate to make 
at least half a dozen. 

The camlBole illustrated is a flesh- 
colored crepe de chine, embroidered 
In self color and trimmed with nar- 
row cluny lace, but any thin material 
in a delicate shade may be used, as 
mull, chiffon cloth, nainsook, all-over 
shadow lace, net in white or flesh color, 
China and India slffis. 

A strip of material 36 inches long 
and 18 to 20 inches wide will make 
one cover. The latter width is for a 
stout figure. A very tall person might 
use a yard and an eighth for the 
length, but one. yard will be enough 
for the average woman. The material 
Is doubled, laid flat, and a crescent 
taken out at the fold, creating an oval 
opening for the head to pass through. 
A second crescent is taken out at the 
raw edges, and the ends turned up to 
form a hem. The long ends are finished 
with a narrow hem and trimmed to 
suit the sewer's fancy; also the neck. 


A frill of lace is a pretty finish, with 
baby ribbon run through eyelets an 
Inch or bo below. If one can em* 


Wrap That Has Won Especial Favor 

as a Garment to Be Worn In 

Hot Weather. 

The wrap with the irregular hem 
Is in special favor. It assumes draped 
lines that drop a little on either side 
and are lifted at the back, this all be- 
ing achieved in the cutting of the 
garment. Such wraps are lined with 
very lightweight silks, or the lining 
may be of chiffon. 

The blazer stripes are immensely 
popular and because' of the return 
of gay colors, bright red haB come 
Into its own once more. One sees 
It in beautiful shades that are soft 
without being garish, and which are 
very attractive when worn by the 
right person. The beach coats to 
be worn with the bathing suit are 
Suite as luxurious in their way as 
any of the wraps designed for regu- 
lation use. There is a delightful 
lack of trimming on these, but the 
fabrics are elegant in weaves and sat- 
isfactory in colorings. 


Negligee That Will Give Satisfaction 

Is an Easy Task for the Amateur 

— Simple Design. 

First make a straight, narrow slip of 
very pale blue pussy willow taffeta, 
with a tiny, bebe waist gathered into 
a belt Just under the bust, and ribbon 
Btraps across the shoulders to hold 
up the little gathered waist. Attach 
a tunio of pale blue chiffon to this 
slip, about at the hips, and drop over 
it a second tunic from the high belt 
Slash each tunic up at the front in a 
deep point and edge both tunics with 
lace insertion. The upper tunic will 
fall below the hip in front and almost 
to the knees at back; the iower tunic 
will hang at the back; but slope up to 
reveal the feet in front Tie a sash 
of peach-pink Batin ribbon against the 
lace-edged upper tunic where the apex 
of the slope comes in front Now 
make a kimono-shaped coat of net-top 
lace with the border at the bottom. 
This is -to fall six inches below the 
Batin belt over the upper tunic of blue 
chiffon. Edge the V-neck in the lace 
tunic or coat with lace insertion and 
trim the very short sleeves in the 
Bame way. Several little bows of pink 
ribbon will make the lace tunic gay 
and charmingly In keeping with the 

When Traveling. 
Dust is inevitable with travel by 
train, and as it is not always possible 
to obtain the means of a face bath, 
and if left on long the dust will se- 
riously hurt the skin, the face should 
be cleansed at least twice a day with 
cold cream and a little of the wash 

The critic that said the futurist and 
cubist schools of art would in no 
way affect our normal life, has an- 
other thought coming. Miss Violet 
King, one of the most prominent 
of the youngor set at Newport, 
where this picture was taken, has 
originated and Is wearing this multi- 
colored "futurist" skirt. It seems 
S3 If this novel design will take 
with her friends, from whom it will 
gradually spread Into popular favor 
with the gentler sex. Miss King 
did not volunteer to make publio 
the theme which the design was 
supposed to depict, but an artist 
who happened to pass remarked 
that K was an Inspiration for a cub- 
ist painting he was then planning. 

broider, the front of the cover may 
be lightly decorated. 

Lastly, the hems are run through 
with an elastic fitted at the ends with 
hooks and eyes or snappers. 

The camisole is slipped over the 
head and the elastic brought to the 
front from the back. Then the from 
elastics are taken around to the back 
and closed there in like fashion to the 
front A simple cover of China silk at 
50 cents a yard, 36 Inches wide, could 
be made in an hour at a cost of 25 
cents. . Val edging to trim, if desired, 
would come to about 20 cents, at fiv« 
cents a yard\ 

Another pretty model that the verj 
thin girl would like because it Is suet 
a fluffy affair is made preferablj 
from chiffon, though anything as thlr 
as net or China silk will answer. Yot 
take a length of wash ribbon an Inct 
or so wide, the circumference of tht 
bust cf the wearer-to-be. * This sup 
ports a wide strip of fabric gathered 
several times, the first with a heading 
Each row of gathers is sewed dowi 
to the ribbon. The lower edge of thi 
fabric strip is gathered once arid so 
cured to a belt of ribbon two Inchef 

This is just the kind of cover tht 
very slender girl should wear undei 
her empire frocks or baby waist ef 
fects. It suggests only the much-de 
sired natural fullness, the material be 
lng so very soft. Very narrow ribboi 
straps support this camisole. 

carried along. For the last benzoii 
will be found excellent, a teaspooDfu 
of this in half a cupful of water sup 
plying quite a good face bath. Pom 
the diluted benzoin on a soft bit a 
rag and go over all the face will 
wiping movement, doing this aftertht 
skin has been first cleansed with cole 
cream. After the face has dried, pow 
der as usual. 

In place of the benzoin It Is possibli 
to employ orange-flower, water or al 
cohol — or any good cologne or toilei 
water— for taking off the grease aftei 
the cream cleansing, -or- even for th| 
soil itself, but it is never wise to us* 
too much of any of these things; ai 
they scorch the skin after awhile. 

Cheap Dust Caps.- 
There is no excuse for getting the 
hair dusty. For dust caps can be 
bought, in pretty prints in pink oi 
violet and white, for 12 cents each. 

These are really pretty caps, with 
an elastic to keep them snug at thn 
back, and a standing rtichellke frill 
about the face. They are useful noi 
only for sweeping and dusting, but foi 

They keep any possible dust from 
the hair safely out of the way and 
they also keep the odors of cooking 
from entering the hair — where they 
would cling tenaciously. 

Buttonhole Hint. 
In making buttonholes in soft mus- 
lin it is a very good idea to rub a II* 
tie paste, made of flour and water, on 
the wrong side. This will give a flrn 
surface to work upon and obviates-th« 
possibility of cutting a buttonhole toe 
large. Of course, the paste will not 
discolor the fabric. 


Within Last Few Years Industry 
Has Assumed Prominence. 

Animals are Useful for Several Pur- 
poses — Skins Used fer Leather 
—Fine Hair of the Angora is 

Known as. Mohair. \ 

Angora goats were introduced into 
this country from Turkey about 1850, 
and have been bred ever since in 
different parts of the country in 
small numbers. It is only within the 
last few years, however, that the goat 
Industry has assumed especial prom- 
inence. According to recent census 
statistics on this subject, there are 
1,815,000 goats in the United States. 
About 500,000 of these are Angoras, 
the remainder being common goats. 

Goats are useful for several pur- 
poses. Their skins are used in the 
manufacture of leather, or for rugs; 
the fine hair of the Angora is known 
as mohair, and is used in the manu- 
facture of the various dress goods 
and plushes. The demand tor mohair 
in manufacture in the United States 
Is much in excess of the supply which 
can he obtained from goats in this 
country, and a good market for this 
product may be expected for a long 
time to come. 

The meat of goats, especially An- 
goras, is eaten to a large extent, be- 
ing commonly sold under the name of 
mutton, and more recently bearing 
the name of Angora venison, or An- 
gora mutton. If the goats are well 
dressed it has perhaps a more de- 
licious flavor than mutton, and seldom 
has as much fat. In certain localities 

Champion Angora Buck. 

the meat is at present sold under the 
name of Angora mutton, for prices 
6lightiy higher than those paid for 
cheap mutton: The meat of the An- 
gora is preferable to that of the com- 
mon goat. A veniBon-like flavor is 
given to goat meat when the animals 
browse upon various wild shrubs. 
This gamy flavor, however, is not so 
noticeable when 'the animals are fed 
upon cultivated plants. Very little 
U3e is made of the milk of goats in 
'his country, but analyses show it to 
bo of high nutritive value, and'it can- 
be used in the manufacture of cheese. 
The presence of Angoras or other 
soats in bands of sheep is said to bo 
l source of protection to the sheep, 
since goats will defend themselves 
ind the entire herd against attacks of 
logs or coyotes. 


Ml Podder Plants Related to Sor- 
ghum Must Be Used With Discre- . 
tion as Feed for Stock. 

By G. IT. GI.OVER, Colorado Experi- 
ment Station.) 

Johnson grass is closely related to 
3orghum. Poisoning of cattle "from 
sorghum and kaflr corn is well known. 
After chemical analysis of many 
plants Brunuich gave the following 
advice: "All fodder plants related to 
sorghum must be used with discretion 
in either the green or dry state and 
should not be given in large amounts 
to animals which have fasted for some 
time." The poison in these plants is 
hydrocyanic acid. Poisoning usually 
occurs when the plants have made a 
stunted, growth from drought and are 
eaten in large quantities, when the 
animals are very hungry. 

Animals poisoned in this way usu- 
ally die within half an hour and some- 
times live only a few minutes. Hydro- 
cyanic acid is the most deadly of poi- 
sons and in large dose3 kills almost 
Instantly. Animals usually die sud- 
denly from paralysis of respiration 
and before medical measures can be 
thought of or prepared for use. 


Walt Until Kernels Are Glazed OF 

Dented — If Thought Too Dry 

Water May Be Added. 

There Iv considerable of. '.to nu« 
trient material lost in cutting silage 
corn too early. ConT should not ba 
cut for this purpose until the ker- 
nels are nearly all' glazed or dented. 
At this stage it will usually be noted 
that the lower blades are brown andi 
dry. If it is thought that the corn 
is a little too mature, water can be 

Experiments hare shown that coro 
stover (dry stalks without the ears) 
can be ensiled if an equal weight of 
water is added as the stover is being 
cut. The silage utaould be well 
tramped as the silo Is being filk-d, es- 
pecially so around the walls. This 
Is done to exclude as much air aa pos- 
sible. For the average man, the steam 
engine is easier to run than is a gaso- 
line engine, and not as many de- 
lays will be made in filling the silo. . 
Where a number of men and toama 
are employed, a stop of ev*m n few 
minutes is costly. After the filling 
of a silo is completed, It is a good 
Idea to wet the top down thoroughly, 
after which it should be tramped once 
a day for a week or ten days. This 
procedure will save several tons of- 
otherwise spoiled silage. 


Government Order Prohibits Importa- 
tion of Living or Growing Plants, 
Seed and products. 

All nursery stock received in the 
mails from abroad must be rot tuned 
to the point of origin immediately, 
according to a recent order. This ac- 
tion was taken for the reason that 
importers havo endeavored to with- 
hold the return of such shipments un- 
til they could communicate, with the 
department of agriculture with a view 
of having an exception made in rome 
particular case. 

"Nursery stock, 1 ' which is prohibited 
from entering this country by mail, in- 
cludes all growing or living plants, 
seeds, and" other plant products, for 
propagation, except field, vegetable, 
and flower seeds. It includes also 
bulbs, roots, and tubers, and, with the 
exceptions noted, the seed:: of all 
trees, iihrubs, or other plants. The' 
only plants or plant products cxmpted 
from the prohibition are those ordered 
by or intended for and addressed to 
the "Office of Foreign Seed and riant 
Intr.Kluction, United States Depart- 
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D. 


Loose Grain May Be Dumped From 

Wagon Into Bin or Crib Desired — 

Cost Is Not Great. 

03 J* J. C. SHAWVER.) 

A convenient granary is 82x32x14 
feet to the eaves. By using a slingr 
carrier it is very easy to raise a wagon 
bed of loose grain and turn it around 
and dump it in any bin or crib de- 
sired and the scale makes it possible 
to know the exact amount of grain 

This is also a help to the fanner 
selling stock, for by U3ing four gates- 
hooked together be readily has stock- 

The floor of the granary should ba 
concrete with a thin coat of cement, 
also a low wall of the same and then 
plank frame above. 

Anyone desiring to make it .handler 
about loading a wagon can do so by 
raising tho floor up to about four feet 

Scales and Grain Houses. 

and this provides good feeding pens 
for hogs or sheep or even smalt 

The cost of construction is about 


Cause of More Sore Shoulders Than 

Tight Ones — Wash Sore Spots 

With Water at Night. 

Loose collars make more sore 
shoulders than tight ones. Use rather 
long names, and squeeze the collar 
snug against the sides of the neck. 
Lift the collar up once in a while and 
let the breeze cool the shoulders off, 
Just as yon- lift your hat to let the 
wind blow on your brow. TJnharness 
at noon, and wash the shoulders with 
cold water at. night. Get along with- 
out a sweat pad. Don't let the mane 
get under collar, and see that it isn' 
wadded under the pad at the top ol 
ihe collar. ' , . 


Safest Plan to Market Only Those 

Taken From Regular Nests — Store 

in Cool, Dry Place. 

(By J; Q. HAT.PIN'. Wisconsin Export- 
j ment Station.) 

j To have the eggs fresh market only 
' eggs that are gathered from regular 
| nests. Usable eggs now may not be- 
| nsable by the time they reach the city 
j market, and all eggs of this sort 
! should be kept at home and used at 
once. Do not hurt the sale of your 
good eggs by including eggs gathered 
from stolen nests, e.-ctra small or ex- 
tra large eggs. The latter are like- 
ly to get broken and soil the good, 
eggs in the case. Gather eggs dnily, 
and as soon as possible after they are 
laid; Btore in a clean, dry, cool place, 
free from bad odors, until ready for 

Bull Is an Index. 
The kind of a bull a man keeps is 
t pretty fair index to the kind of « 
.Ixymao Its' owner la. 

Renew Strawberry Bed. 
The old strawberry bed may be r» 
newed by mowing the foliage, raking 
it off or burning it quickly on tho bed, 
then hoeing out or plowing all hut a 
strip about one foot wide, and lclting 
the new plants,take the space. 

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This photograph, taken at an aero hase in nortnern France, shows a number of celebrities In the French sport- 
ing world who are serving their country as army aviators. The second man from the left Is Oeorges Carpentler. 
the famous boxer, and the third is Somes. French champion cyclist, who had brought down a German aviator Just 
before the picture was taken. V , ■ 



Anarchist's Weapon in Warfare 
Has Beoome as Respect- 
able as the Rifle. 


The Absent-Minded Fellow, Makes 

- .-Trouble — Bomb3 Well Behaved If 

You Treat Them Right— First 

Chuck Is Really What's 



(International News Service.) __ 
British Headquarters, France.— It 
-was at a hombing school on a French 
farm where chosen soldiers brought 
back from the trenches were being 
■trained in the use of the anarchist's 
weapon which has now become as 
respectable as tile rifle. Specialism 
develops as the war goes on. There 
are no M. B. degres for Master Bomb- 
■ers yet; but that may come, any day. 
Present was the chief instructor, a 
young Scotch subaltern with blue